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Noun: renaissance  ,re-nu'són(t)s [N. Amer], ri'ney,s(ó)n(t)s or ri'ney-s(u)n(t)s [Brit]
  1. The period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
    - Renaissance, Renascence
     
  2. The revival of learning and culture
    - rebirth, Renaissance, Renascence

Derived forms: renaissances

Type of: age, historic period, resurgence, revitalisation [Brit], revitalization, revival, revivification

Part of: history

Encyclopedia: Renaissance