Definition Of illumination

noun

clarification.

these books form the most sustained analysis and illumination of the subject

lighting or light.

higher levels of illumination are needed for reading

the art of illuminating a manuscript.

The portrait miniature seems to be a development of two older traditions: the medieval illumination of manuscripts and the Renaissance portrait medal, which was itself a revival of a classical form.

Example Of illumination

  • A third of the light generated by street illumination goes straight upwards, which is a terrible waste and of no benefit to anybody.

  • Above our table were small, hanging lights whose subtle illumination was overpowered by the streetlights, a reminder of the restaurant's location.

  • An entire show had been cancelled and the theatre hall spruced up with translucent blue illumination and coloured-halogen lights that danced to the music on smoke screens.

  • And then, with our mind made impassible and spiritual, we shall participate in a spiritual illumination from him, and in a union that transcends our mental faculties.

  • Before his illumination , Rousseau's thoughts had turned incessantly upon his relation to his fellow men.


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