illumination


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il·lu·mi·na·tion

 (ĭ-lo͞o′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of illuminating.
b. The state of being illuminated.
2. A source of light.
3. Decorative lighting.
4. Spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.
5. Clarification; elucidation.
6.
a. The art or act of decorating a text, page, or initial letter with ornamental designs, images, or lettering.
b. An example of this art.
7. Physics The luminous flux per unit area at any point on a surface exposed to incident light. Also called illuminance.

illumination

(ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act of illuminating or the state of being illuminated
2. a source of light
3. (often plural) chiefly Brit a light or lights, esp coloured lights, used as decoration in streets, parks, etc
4. spiritual or intellectual enlightenment; insight or understanding
5. the act of making understood; clarification
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) decoration in colours, gold, or silver used on some manuscripts or printed works
7. (General Physics) physics another name (not in technical usage) for illuminance
ilˌlumiˈnational adj

il•lu•mi•na•tion

(ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of illuminating.
2. the state of being illuminated.
3. a decoration of lights.
4. Sometimes, illuminations. a display using lights as a major decoration.
5. intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.
6. the intensity of light falling at a given place on a lighted surface; the luminous flux incident per unit area, expressed in lumens per unit of area.
7. a supply of light.
8. decoration of a manuscript or book with a painted design in color and gold or silver.
9. a design used in such decoration.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]

illumination

1. the art of decorating manuscripts with illustrations, as in the capitals, tracery, etc.
2. the decoration itself.
See also: Manuscripts
1. the process of decorating manuscripts with illustrations, as in the capitals, tracery, etc.
2. the decoration itself.
See also: Ornamentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illumination - a condition of spiritual awarenessillumination - a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.illumination - the degree of visibility of your environment
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
lighting, light - having abundant light or illumination; "they played as long as it was light"; "as long as the lighting was good"
dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
3.illumination - an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
disambiguation - clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
4.illumination - the luminous flux incident on a unit area
brightness level, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, brightness, light - the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
5.illumination - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)illumination - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

illumination

noun
1. light, lighting, lights, ray, beam, lighting up, brightening, brightness, radiance The only illumination came from a small window above.
2. enlightenment, understanding, insight, perception, awareness, revelation, inspiration, clarification, edification No further illumination can be had from this theory.
plural noun
1. lights, decorations, fairy lights the famous Blackpool illuminations

illumination

noun
1. The act of physically illuminating or the condition of being filled with light:
2. Electromagnetic radiation that makes vision possible:
3. The condition of being informed spiritually:
Translations
إضاءَه، إنارَه ، إسْتِنارَهتَزيين بالأضْواء، زَخْرَفَه
iluminaceosvětleníslavnostní osvětlení
belysning
kivilágítás
ljósaskreytingupplÿsing; útskÿring
iluminácia
aydınlatmadonanmarenkli ve parlak ışıklandırma

illumination

[ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən] N (gen) → iluminación f (Art) → iluminación f (fig) → aclaración f illuminations (Brit) (= decorative lights) → luces fpl, iluminaciones fpl

illumination

[ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən]
n (= lighting) → éclairage m
illuminations npl (= decorative lights) → illumination f

illumination

n
(of street, room, building)Beleuchtung f; source of illuminationLichtquelle f
illuminations pl (= decorative lights)festliche Beleuchtung, Illumination f
(Art) (of manuscript)Illumination f; (subject) → Buchmalerei f
(fig)Erläuterung f

illumination

[ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃn] n
a. (lighting) → illuminazione f
b. (of manuscript) → miniatura
c. illuminations npl (coloured lights) → luminarie fpl

illuminate

(iˈluːmineit) verb
to light up. The gardens were illuminated by rows of lamps.
ilˈluminated adjective
(of a manuscript) decorated with ornamental lettering or illustrations.
ilˈluminating adjective
helping to make something clear. an illuminating discussion.
ilˌlumiˈnation noun
1. the act of illuminating.
2. (in plural) the decorative lights in a town etc. Go to Blackpool and see the illuminations.

il·lu·mi·na·tion

n. iluminación;
dark field ___iluminación lateral u oblicua del campo oscuro.
References in classic literature ?
Damon and Professor Bumper assembled in the tent of the scientist, where a dry battery lamp gave sufficient illumination to show a number of maps and papers scattered over an improvised table.
An illumination broke over his whole face when he saw her and joined her under the orange tree.
He saw Phoebe, however, and caught an illumination from her youthful and pleasant aspect, which, indeed, threw a cheerfulness about the parlor, like the circle of reflected brilliancy around the glass vase of flowers that was standing in the sunshine.
There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, so highly burnished as to glow with white radiance, and scatter an illumination everywhere about upon the floor.
He makes his berth an Aladdin's lamp, and lays him down in it; so that in the pitchiest night the ship's black hull still houses an illumination.
An illumination of Heidelberg Castle is one of the sights of Europe.
In this state of suspense they were befriended, not by any sudden illumination of Mr.
said the girl; and I followed her across a square hall with high doors all round: she ushered me into a room whose double illumination of fire and candle at first dazzled me, contrasting as it did with the darkness to which my eyes had been for two hours inured; when I could see, however, a cosy and agreeable picture presented itself to my view.
Dolly was too useful a woman not to have many opportunities of illumination of the kind she alluded to, and she was not long before she recurred to the subject.
The creature's face was turned for one brief instant out of the dimness of the stern towards this illumination, and I saw that the eyes that glanced at me shone with a pale-green light.
There was a noise of doors opening, and window after win- dow in the houses opposite flashed from darkness into yellow illumination.
Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced -- from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.