Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun illumination

5 senses of illumination

Sense 1
light, illumination -- (a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
illumination -- (the degree of visibility of your environment)
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 3
clarification, elucidation, illumination -- (an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; "the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook")
       => interpretation -- (an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence")

Sense 4
illuminance, illumination -- (the luminous flux incident on a unit area)
       => luminosity, brightness, brightness level, luminance, luminousness, light -- (the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun")

Sense 5
miniature, illumination -- (painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts))
       => painting, picture -- (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")

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