oplysning

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oplyse (illuminate, inform) +‎ -ning (-ing)

Noun[edit]

oplysning c (singular definite oplysningen, plural indefinite oplysninger)

  1. information
  2. Enlightenment, Aufklärung
  3. (rare) literal illumination
    • 1993, Ida Haugsted, Tryllehaven Tivoli, Museum Tusculanum Press →ISBN, page 119
      Amicis andet store festfyrværkeri, der også omfattede oplysning af haven, omtales udførligt i Tivoli-Avisen 8. september.
      Amici's second large party fireworks, which also included illumination of the garden, is thoroughly described in the Tivoli Paper of the 8th of September.
    • year unknown, Mikkel Bille, Materialitet: en indføring i kultur, identitet og teknologi, Samfundslitteratur →ISBN, page 44
      En oplysning af gaderne repræsenterede dermed mere end blot bekvemmelig oplevelse i aften- og nattetimerne; den repræsenterede også magthavernes fuldkommenhed og et overgreb mod borgernes frihed.
      Thus, lighting in the streets represented more than a comfortable experience in the evening- and night-hours; it also represented the completeness of those in power and an attack on the liberty of the citizens.

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