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illumination

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noun il·lu·mi·na·tion \i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of illumination

  • : light that comes into a room, that shines on something, etc.

  • : knowledge or understanding

  • : a gold or colored decoration in an old book

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of illumination

  1. 1 :  the action of illuminating or state of being illuminated: as a :  spiritual or intellectual enlightenment b (1) :  a lighting up (2) :  decorative lighting or lighting effects c :  decoration by the art of illuminating

  2. 2 :  the luminous flux per unit area on an intercepting surface at any given point

  3. 3 :  one of the decorative features used in the art of illuminating or in decorative lighting

Examples of illumination in a sentence

  1. When taking photographs indoors, use a flash for illumination.

  2. They traveled to the temple in search of spiritual illumination.

  3. an old manuscript with beautiful illuminations



14th Century

First Known Use of illumination

14th century

Rhymes with illumination

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ILLUMINATION Defined for Kids

illumination

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noun il·lu·mi·na·tion \i-ˌlü-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of illumination for Students

  1. :  the action of lighting something :  the state of being lighted




Medical Dictionary

illumination

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noun il·lu·mi·na·tion \il-ˌü-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of illumination

  1. 1:  the action of supplying or brightening with light or the resulting state

  2. 2:  the luminous flux per unit area on an intercepting surface at any given point—called also illuminance

illuminate

\il-ˈü-mə-ˌnāt\play transitive verb

illuminated

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illuminating





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