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illumination (n.)

late 14c., "spiritual enlightenment," from Late Latin illuminationem (nominative illuminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin illuminare "to throw into light, make bright, light up;" figuratively, in rhetoric, "to set off, illustrate," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (from PIE root *en "in") + lumen (genitive luminis) "light," from suffixed form of PIE root *leuk- "light, brightness." Meaning "action of lighting" in English is from 1560s; sense of "intellectual enlightenment" is from 1630s.

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Definitions of illumination

illumination (n.)
a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination;
Synonyms: light
illumination (n.)
the degree of visibility of your environment;
illumination (n.)
an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding;
illumination (n.)
the luminous flux incident on a unit area;
Synonyms: illuminance
illumination (n.)
painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts);
Synonyms: miniature
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