ENLIGHTENMENT NOUN = INSIGHT, understanding, awareness, wisdom, education, learning, knowledge, illumination, awakening, instruction, teaching, sophistication, advancement, development, open-mindedness, broad-mindedness; culture, refinement, cultivation, civilization.
NOUN 1 the action of enlightening or state of being enlightened. > the attainment of spiritual insight, in particular (in Buddhism) that awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth.
2 (the enlightenment) a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. (REPEATED FROM SCRIPTURES PREVIOUSLY).