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English noun: illumination

1. illumination (state) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination


SamplesFollow God's light.


Synonymslight


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. illumination (state) the degree of visibility of your environment


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)dark, darkness, light, lighting

3. illumination (communication) an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding


SamplesThe professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook.


Synonymsclarification, elucidation


Broader (hypernym)interpretation


Narrower (hyponym)disambiguation

4. illumination (attribute) the luminous flux incident on a unit area


Synonymsilluminance


Broader (hypernym)brightness, brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness

5. illumination (artifact) painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)


Synonymsminiature


Broader (hypernym)painting, picture


Domain categoryDark Ages, Middle Ages









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