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1. illumination

noun. ['ˌɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən'] a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination.

Synonyms

  • status
  • light

Antonyms

  • serious
  • significant
  • intemperate

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Words that Rhyme with Illumination

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation
  • reconfiguration

Example sentences of the word illumination


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cats can see clearly with only one-sixth of the illumination we need to see.

Quotes containing the word illumination


1. During the Middle Ages they understood that words accompanied by imagery are much more memorable. By making the margins of a book colorful and beautiful, illuminations help make the text unforgettable. It's unfortunate that we've lost the art of illumination.
- Joshua Foer

2. Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
- August Wilson

3. Beauty is the illumination of your soul.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

2. illumination

noun. ['ˌɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən'] the degree of visibility of your environment.

Synonyms

  • lighting
  • light
  • darkness
  • dark

Antonyms

  • dark
  • sufficient
  • stressed
  • heavy-footed

3. illumination

noun. ['ˌɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən'] painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts).

Synonyms

  • picture
  • painting

Antonyms

  • dull
  • dullness
  • stupidity

4. illumination

noun. ['ˌɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən'] the luminous flux incident on a unit area.

Synonyms

  • brightness level
  • luminosity
  • brightness
  • illuminance
  • light
  • luminousness

Antonyms

  • darken
  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

5. illumination

noun. ['ˌɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən'] an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding.

Synonyms

  • clarification
  • disambiguation
  • elucidation

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • fatty
  • well
  • impure
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