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

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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

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

  2. Illumination(noun)

    festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights

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

  3. Illumination(noun)

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

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

  4. Illumination(verb)

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

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

  5. Illumination(verb)

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

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

  6. Illumination(verb)

    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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  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:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Andrew Lang:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Elizabeth Hardwick:

    The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.

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