Illuminator Il*lu"mi*na`tor, n. [L., an enlightener, LL. also, an illuminator of books.] 1. One whose occupation is to adorn books, especially manuscripts, with miniatures, borders, etc. See {Illuminate}, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster]

2. A condenser or reflector of light in optical apparatus; also, an illuminant. [1913 Webster]

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