Aufklärung

[ouf-kle-roo ng]
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British Dictionary definitions for aufklarung

Aufklärung

noun
  1. the Enlightenment, esp in Germany
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Word Origin and History for aufklarung

Aufklarung

n.

1801, from German Aufklärung (18c.), literally "Enlightenment," from aufklären "to enlighten" (17c.), from auf "up" + klären "to clear," from Latin clarus (see clear (adj.)).

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