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English noun: Renaissance

1. Renaissance (time) 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


Instance hypernymage, historic period

Part holonymHigh Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, quattrocento

Part meronymhistory

2. Renaissance (act) the revival of learning and culture

Synonymsrebirth, Renascence

Broader (hypernym)resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification

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