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Re: Epiphany

Posted by ESC on May 23, 2001

In Reply to: What does this word mean posted by kim on May 23, 2001

: epiphany

1. January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi to Jesus at Bethlehem 2. a sudden striking understanding of something. (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 1997)

Meaning 2: You know, like on a cartoon, when a lightbulb appears over a character's head. Or a person "gets it" -- a sudden insight into an idea, problem, etc. The women's movement termed this insight as a "click."