Aufklärung

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Aufklärung (enlightenment).[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Aufklärung

  1. The Enlightenment.[1]

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NounEdit

Aufklärung (uncountable)

  1. (sometimes pejorative)[1] Illuminism; the aims, manner, spirit, etc. of the Aufklärer.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 ‖Aufklärung” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

aufklären +‎ -ung

NounEdit

Aufklärung f (genitive Aufklärung, plural Aufklärungen)

  1. the act of enlightening; an instance of enlightening
  2. the Age of Enlightenment
  3. sex education
  4. clarification, as of a criminal case, mystery, etc.
  5. elucidation
  6. (secret services) intelligence

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Last modified on 29 November 2013, at 14:53