Synonyms for illumination
ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃənil·lu·mi·na·tion
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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
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
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, illuminationnoun
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)
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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.
I saw an immediate illumination of fire.
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.
Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.
But I never could have imagined the release of the initiative would come on the heels of one of the most heart-wrenching moments in our nation's history — the death of George Floyd and the illumination of the longstanding problem in this country of anti-black racism — and I am truly sorry for the impact the collision of these circumstances have had on so many in our community.
Translations for illumination
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- ilustración, iluminaciónSpanish
- illumination, enluminureFrench
- soilleireachadhScottish Gaelic
- освещение, иллюминацияRussian
- bôi lênVietnamese
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