What does illumination mean?

Definitions for illuminationɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illumination.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illumination(noun)

    a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

    "follow God's light"

  2. illumination(noun)

    the degree of visibility of your environment

  3. clarification, elucidation, illumination(noun)

    an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

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

  4. illuminance, illumination(noun)

    the luminous flux incident on a unit area

  5. miniature, illumination(noun)

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


  1. illumination(Noun)

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

  2. illumination(Noun)

    Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.

  3. illumination(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illumination(noun)

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

  2. Illumination(noun)

    festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights

  3. Illumination(noun)

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

  4. Illumination(verb)

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

  5. Illumination(verb)

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

  6. Illumination(verb)

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

  7. Origin: [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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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Winston Churchill:

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

  2. Andrew Lang:

    He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than for illumination.

  3. Nick Carpou:

    Illumination just has a way of creating 'want to see' movies, they make movies that resonate with audiences.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    d'être en phase avec le monde réel, nous devons grandir intérieur, et notre seul vrai guide pendant notre croissance est notre propre esprit nous guider sur la voie de l'illumination.

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