Illumination definition

ĭ-lo͝omə-nāshən
Spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.
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Decorative lighting.
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Clarification; elucidation.
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A source of light.
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The definition of an illumination is the act or process of making something clearer or brighter or a device for doing so.

An example of an illumination is an explanation.

An example of an illumination is a bright porch lamp.

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Decorative lighting, as for a city.
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The art or act of decorating a text, page, or initial letter with ornamental designs, images, or lettering.
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Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See illuminate (transitive verb).
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(physics) The luminous flux per unit area at any point on a surface exposed to incident light.
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The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
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The act of illuminating.
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An example of this art.
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Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
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The state of being illuminated.
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An illuminating or being illuminated.
  • A lighting up; supplying of light.
  • Clarification; explanation.
  • Enlightenment; instruction.
  • Decoration with lights.
  • Decoration of manuscripts with designs, colors, etc.
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The designs, tracings, etc. used in decorating manuscripts.
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(physics) The intensity of light per unit of area.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
illumination
Plural:
illuminations

Origin of illumination

  • From Middle French illumination, from Latin illuminatio

    From Wiktionary