a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
"follow God's light"
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
the degree of visibility of your environment
clarification, elucidation, illumination(noun)
an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
"the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook"
the luminous flux incident on a unit area
painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling
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How to use illumination in a sentence?
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than for illumination.
d'être en phase avec le monde réel, nous devons grandir intérieur, et notre seul vrai guide pendant notre croissance est notre propre esprit nous guider sur la voie de l'illumination.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination.
The word "GURU" stands for Philosophical and Spiritual Guide. Interestingly, in its spelling (GURU) is embedded the hidden message "Gee, you are you", i. e. the knowledge and guidance is with no one else but you. You are truly the part of the same Supreme Power that created you. Hence the knowledge and guidance that you are seeking from outside is really within you, in your deep inner mind where lies that divine spark of intelligence from the Supreme Power. Really and truly, you are the best guide, the best spiritual leader that you can find for yourself. Seek within, and believe in yourself - always! The path of illumination always begins at this very juncture of Self-realization, and recognition of the Supreme Power within.
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- iluminación, ilustraciónSpanish
- enluminure, illuminationFrench
- soilleireachadhScottish Gaelic
- иллюминация, освещениеRussian
- bôi lênVietnamese
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