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Webster 1913 Edition


Illumination

Il-luˊmi-na′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
illuminatio
: cf. F.
illumination
.]
1.
The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
2.
Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
3.
Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See
Illuminate
,
Verb.
T.
, 3.
4.
That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
5.
That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
The
illumination
which a bright genius giveth to his work.
Felton.
6.
(Theol.)
The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.
Hymns and psalms . . . are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical
illumination
are inspired.
Hooker.

Webster 1828 Edition


Illumination

ILLUMINA'TION

,
Noun.
The act of illuminating or rendering luminous; the act of supplying with light.
1.
The act of rendering a house or a town light, by placing lights at the windows, or in elevated situations, as a manifestation of joy; or the state of being thus rendered light.
2.
That which gives light.
The sun--is an illumination created.
3.
Brightness; splendor.
4.
Infusion of intellectual light; an enlightening of the understanding by knowledge, or the mind by spiritual light.
5.
The act, art or practice of adorning manuscripts and books with pictures.
6.
Inspiration; the special communication of knowledge to the mind by the Supreme Being.
Hymns and psalms--are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical illumination are inspired.

Definition 2022


illumination

illumination

English

Noun

illumination (countable and uncountable, plural illuminations)

  1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
  2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
  3. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See illuminate (transitive verb).

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin illuminatio, illuminationem.

Noun

illumination f (plural illuminations)

  1. enlightenment (philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge)
  2. illumination, lighting