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1 a statement that makes something clear
  • the candidate's so-called illuminations of his views on a number of controversial issues left many voters in the dark

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2 the quality or state of having or giving off light
  • in that clime the illumination of the full moon on a clear night is so bright that you can practically read by it

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3 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
  • a steady illumination from the flashlight was all I had while changing the tire

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The first known use of illumination was in the 14th century

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“Illumination.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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