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Definition 1: painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts) - [noun denoting artifact]

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(illumination is a kind of ...) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

(illumination belongs to category ...) the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

Definition 2: the luminous flux incident on a unit area - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for illumination in the sense of this definition

(illumination is a kind of ...) the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light

"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

Definition 3: an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where illumination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for illumination in the sense of this definition

(illumination is a kind of ...) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

(... is a kind of illumination ) clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

Definition 4: the degree of visibility of your environment - [noun denoting state]

(illumination is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of illumination ) having abundant light or illumination

"they played as long as it was light" "as long as the lighting was good"

(... is a kind of illumination ) absence of light or illumination

Definition 5: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination - [noun denoting state]

Samples where illumination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • follow God's light

Synonyms for illumination in the sense of this definition

(illumination is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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