Origin of illumination
Synonyms for illumination
Related Words for illuminationbrightness, enlightenment, radiance, beam, gleam, flash, brilliance, lighting, flame, ray, lights, information, instruction, clarification, revelation, insight, perception, edification, teaching, education
Examples from the Web for illumination
Contemporary Examples of illumination
The book is fascinating partly for its illumination of the origins of current conventions.How the News Business Found Its Footing
June 22, 2014
Rather than selective filtering for purposes of justification, information is instead used as the fuel for illumination.What Hockey Players Can Teach our Toothless Politicians
April 29, 2014
Consider the opening of the first illumination, “After the Flood:”When Your Hero’s an SOB
August 1, 2011
Here are five of my favorite moments of illumination from the book.Cheap Therapy
March 21, 2011
Historical Examples of illumination
The Leopard Woman stood just within the circle of illumination.
By experiment he found that at a distance of a foot or so the illumination registered.
Yet perhaps it was the illumination which gave so gloomy a cast to Amalia's features.Casanova's Homecoming
The illumination had seemed brilliant, now suddenly it was pale and dim.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Then, with a brazil nut candle for illumination, he began to write.
late 14c., "spiritual enlightenment," from Latin illuminationem (nominative illuminatio), from past participle stem of illuminare "to throw into light, make bright, light up;" figuratively "to set off, illustrate," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "action of lighting" is from 1560s.