illumination

[ ih-loo-muh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. illuminant,
  2. illuminate,
  3. illuminated,
  4. illuminati,
  5. illuminating,
  6. illuminative,
  7. illuminator,
  8. illumine,
  9. illuminism,
  10. illuminometer

Origin of illumination

1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin illūminātiōn- (stem of illūminātiō) spiritual enlightenment (Latin: illustriousness, glory) See illuminate, -ion

SYNONYMS FOR illumination
Related formsil·lu·mi·na·tion·al, adjectivenon·il·lu·mi·na·tion, nounpre·il·lu·mi·na·tion, nounre·il·lu·mi·na·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for non-illumination

illumination

/ (ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsilluminational, adjective

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Word Origin and History for non-illumination

illumination

n.

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.

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