What does illumination mean?

Definitions for illumination
ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃənil·lu·mi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illuminationnoun

    a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

    "follow God's light"

  2. illuminationnoun

    the degree of visibility of your environment

  3. clarification, elucidation, illuminationnoun

    an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

    "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"

  4. illuminance, illuminationnoun

    the luminous flux incident on a unit area

  5. miniature, illuminationnoun

    painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)


  1. illuminationnoun

    The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.

  2. illuminationnoun

    Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.

  3. illuminationnoun

    Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See illuminate (transitive verb).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illuminationnoun

    the act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  2. Illuminationnoun

    festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  3. Illuminationnoun

    adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  4. Illuminationverb

    that which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  5. Illuminationverb

    that which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]

  6. Illuminationverb

    the special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration

    Etymology: [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.]


  1. Illumination

    Illumination is an album by R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire. It was released in September 2005 on Sanctuary Records. It featured collaborations with several artists including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kenny G, Kelly Rowland, will.i.am, and Brian McKnight. Illumination debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200 Chart, and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

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How to pronounce illumination?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illumination in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illumination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of illumination in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La seule façon de trouver votre auto est d'abord de vous perdre. Perdez-vous à toutes les affaires du monde, plongez dans les océans les plus profonds de monde matériel - jusqu'à ce que le moment spécial de l'éveil, un appel prédestiné que tout le monde reçoit à un certain stade de la vie. Partir de ce moment, onsets le processus de réalisation de ski et de votre voyage sur le chemin de l'illumination. Et donc vous trouvez votre auto, seulement après vous perdre dans la jungle de monde matérialiste.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Accepting your Ignorance is your first step towards Knowledge. Acknowledging the Darkness around you will lead you to the Path of Illumination. Thou shalt therefore know and accept thy limitations, in order to overcome them successfully.

  4. Matt Taylor:

    We're using that to kind of nail down where we think we should be looking harder, once we get identification of where the lander is, that will give us a better fix on what we believe the illumination conditions are and a better idea of when we should expect the lander to have sufficient illumination to start charging its batteries and come back online.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The only way to find your self is to first lose yourself. Lose yourself to all worldly affairs, immerse yourself in the deepest oceans of material world - until the special moment of awakening, a pre-destined call that everyone receives at some stage in life. From that moment onwards, onsets the process of self-realization and your journey on the path to illumination. And thus you find your self, only after losing yourself in the jungle of materialistic world.

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