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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illumination

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illuminationnoun

    a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination

    "follow God's light"

    Synonyms:
    miniature, igniter, lighting, clarification, lightness, sparkle, light source, brightness level, elucidation, spark, brightness, luminosity, lighter, visible radiation, luminousness, luminance, light, ignitor, twinkle, illuminance, visible light

  2. illuminationnoun

    the degree of visibility of your environment

    Synonyms:
    illuminance, miniature, light, clarification, elucidation

  3. clarification, elucidation, illuminationnoun

    an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding

    "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"

    Synonyms:
    miniature, illuminance, clarification, light, clearing, elucidation

  4. illuminance, illuminationnoun

    the luminous flux incident on a unit area

    Synonyms:
    miniature, illuminance, light, clarification, elucidation

  5. miniature, illuminationnoun

    painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

    Synonyms:
    miniature, illuminance, light, toy, clarification, elucidation

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How to use illumination in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.

  3. Andrew Lang:

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

  4. Harald Haas:

    All we would need to do is to fit a small microchip to every potential illumination device. And this would then combine two basic functionalities: illumination and wireless data transmission, and it's this symbiosis that I personally believe could solve the four essential problems that face us in wireless communication these days. And in the future, you would not only have 14 billion light bulbs, you may have 14 billion Li-Fis deployed worldwide -- for a cleaner, a greener, and even a brighter future.

  5. Matt Taylor:

    We're using that to kind of nail down where we think we should be looking harder, once we get identification of where the lander is, that will give us a better fix on what we believe the illumination conditions are and a better idea of when we should expect the lander to have sufficient illumination to start charging its batteries and come back online.


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