Aufklärung [ouf-kle-roo ng] noun German.

  1. enlightenment.
  2. European History. the Enlightenment.

British Dictionary definitions for aufklarung Aufklärung noun

  1. the Enlightenment, esp in Germany

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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