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Definition of ILLUMINATION

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Illumination \Il*lu`mi*na"tion\, n. [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]
     1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated. [1913 Webster]

     2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights. [1913 Webster]

     3. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See {Illuminate}, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster]

     4. That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript. [1913 Webster]

     5. That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge. [1913 Webster]

              The illumination which a bright genius giveth to his work.                                 --Felton. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Theol.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration. [1913 Webster]

              Hymns and psalms . . . are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical illumination are inspired.                             --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

187 Moby Thesaurus words for "illumination": abstract, abstraction, accomplishments, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions, acrylic painting, adjunct, adornment, allegorization, altarpiece, arc lighting, arrangement, attainments, awareness, black and white, block print, brightness, catechization, chiaroscuro, clarification, coaching, collage, color, color patterns, color print, color printing, coloration, coloring, contrast, copy, cracking, cyclorama, daub, decipherment, decoding, decor, decoration, decorative lighting, demonstration, demythologization, didactics, diptych, direct lighting, direction, dyeing, edification, editing, education, elaboration, electric lighting, elucidation, emanation, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry, embroidery, emendation, encaustic cerography, encaustic painting, engraving, enlightenment, euhemerism, exegesis, exemplification, explanation, explication, exposition, expounding, festoon lighting, finger painting, floodlighting, flourish, flower arrangement, flower painting, fluorescence, fluorescent lighting, fresco, fresco painting, furniture arrangement, garnish, garnishment, garniture, gaslighting, genre painting, glow lighting, gouache, grisaille, guidance, highlight, highlights, icon, illustration, image, impasto, incandescence, incandescent lighting, indirect lighting, information, insight, instruction, irradiance, irradiancy, irradiation, learning, liberal education, light, light and shade, light source, lighting, likeness, lithography, luminosity, luminous energy, miniature, monochrome, montage, mosaic, mural, mural painting, oil painting, ornament, ornamentation, overhead lighting, painting, panorama, pedagogics, pedagogy, phosphorescence, photograph, photosensitivity, picture, picturization, pigmentation, portraiture, poster painting, print, private teaching, programmed instruction, radiance, radiancy, radiant energy, radiation, rationale, reason, reeducation, representation, reproduction, revelation, schooling, self-instruction, self-teaching, sidelight, simplification, solution, sophistication, spoon-feeding, spot lighting, stage lighting, stained glass window, staining, stencil, still life, store of knowledge, strip lighting, tableau, tapestry, teaching, the brush, tinction, tinging, tinting, tonality, trim, trimming, triptych, tuition, tutelage, tutorage, tutoring, tutorship, understanding, unlocking, visible radiation, wall painting, wash, wash drawing, window dressing


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