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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 ?
So saying, the abbe exhibited a sort of torch very similar to those used in public illuminations.
Then the Pygmy army would march homeward in triumph, attributing the victory entirely to their own valor, and to the warlike skill and strategy of whomsoever happened to be captain general; and for a tedious while afterwards, nothing would be heard of but grand processions, and public banquets, a nd brilliant illuminations, and shows of wax-work, with likenesses of the distinguished officers, as small as life.
As such she compared him with herself; and at every discovery of the abundance of his illuminations, and the unmeasurable, Andean altitude of his, she became quite dejected, disheartened from all further effort on her own part whatever.
If the reader, after having contemplated this lively and noisy scene which is being enacted in all parts of the Place, will now transfer his gaze towards that ancient demi-Gothic, demi-Romanesque house of the Tour-Roland, which forms the corner on the quay to the west, he will observe, at the angle of the façade, a large public breviary, with rich illuminations, protected from the rain by a little penthouse, and from thieves by a small grating, which, however, permits of the leaves being turned.
As for the banquet, the ball, the concert, the theatricals, the tournaments, the cascades, the fireworks, the illuminations, and the presents - these are well and good, I grant; but why were not these expenses sufficient?
The splendid music-halls of the time sank every topic in patriotism and evolved scenes of wild enthusiasm, strong men wept at the sight of the national banner sustained by the whole strength of the ballet, and special searchlights and illuminations amazed the watching angels.
A few days later at one of those enchanting fetes which Helene gave at her country house on the Stone Island, the charming Monsieur de Jobert, a man no longer young, with snow white hair and brilliant black eyes, a Jesuit a robe courte* was presented to her, and in the garden by the light of the illuminations and to the sound of music talked to her for a long time of the love of God, of Christ, of the Sacred Heart, and of the consolations the one true Catholic religion affords in this world and the next.
Her own figure, as she sat writing with a pad on her knee, shared the general effect of size and lack of detail, for the flames which ran along the branches, suddenly devouring little green tufts, burnt intermittently and sent irregular illuminations across her face and the plaster walls.
These brief, stammering illuminations brought out with ghastly distinctness the monuments and headstones of the cemetery and seemed to set them dancing.
The leaves were of the finest vellum, with tastefully designed illuminations all round them.
In every place where the great ornamented name of God comes in the old illuminations it has been elaborately taken out.
For, my dear children, you must know that it happened just then that the young emperor who ruled over the City of Simple Simons had gained a great victory over his enemy, and in celebration thereof, he had ordered illuminations, fireworks, shows of all kinds, and, best of all, the opening of all prison doors.