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Posted by R. Berg on May 23, 2001

In Reply to: Epiphany posted by ESC 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."

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