noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French, from Middle French, rebirth, from Old French renaistre to be born again, from Latin renasci, from re- + nasci to be born — more at nation Date: 1845 1. capitalized a. the transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times beginning in the 14th century in Italy, lasting into the 17th century, and marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering of the arts and literature and by the beginnings of modern science b. the period of the Renaissance c. the neoclassic style of architecture prevailing during the Renaissance 2. often capitalized a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity 3. rebirth, revival

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