enlightenment noun definition in Types of belief topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

enlightenment

 noun: Types of belief topic
1 [uncountable] knowledge about and understanding of something; the process of understanding something or making somebody understand it The newspapers provided little enlightenment about the cause of the accident. spiritual enlightenment2 the Enlightenment [singular] the period in the 18th century when many writers and scientists began to argue that science and reason were more important than religion and tradition