illumination
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of illuminating or state of being illuminated: as a. spiritual or intellectual enlightenment b. (1) a lighting up (2) decorative lighting or lighting effects c. decoration by the art of illuminating 2. the luminous flux per unit area on an intercepting surface at any given point 3. one of the decorative features used in the art of illuminating or in decorative lighting

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  • illumination — [ i(l)lyminasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; lat. illuminatio I ♦ 1 ♦ Théol. Lumière extraordinaire que Dieu répand dans l âme d un homme. Par l illumination du Saint Esprit. 2 ♦ Cour. Inspiration subite, lumière soudaine qui se fait dans l esprit. ⇒ idée, 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Illumination — may refer to:*Illumination (lighting), the use of light sources *Illumination (image), the use of light and shadow in art *Illumination (manuscript), the artistic decoration of hand written texts *Global illumination, algorithms used in computer… …   Wikipedia

  • illumination — Illumination. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on illumine. L illumination de la terre par le soleil. Il n est guere en usage au propre. Il sign. fig. Inspiration. Une illumination divine. par illumination du saint Esprit. C est aussi un terme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Illumination — Illumination(en) bezeichnet: Illumination (Beleuchtung), das Anstrahlen oder Leuchten Lassen insbesondere von Gebäuden, Sälen, Gärten etc. bei feierlichen Gelegenheiten eine Erleuchtung, metaphorisch die geistige beispielsweise durch eine Idee,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Illumination — Álbum de Tristania Publicación 30 de Enero, 2007 Grabación Marzo / Abril, 2006 (Woodhouse Studios, Hagen, Alemania) Género(s) Metal gótico …   Wikipedia Español

  • Illumination — Illumination …   Википедия

  • Illumination — Il*lu mi*na tion, n. [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.] 1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated. [1913 Webster] 2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights. [1913 Webster] 3. Adornment… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illumination — Sf Beleuchtung, Ausmalung per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. illumination, dieses aus ml. illūminatio, zu ml. illūmināre erleuchten , zu l. lūmen Licht .    Ebenso nndl. illuminatie, ne. illumination, nschw.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • illumination — [n1] light; making light beam, brightening, brightness, brilliance, flame, flash, gleam, lighting, lights, radiance, ray; concepts 620,624 Ant. darkness, dimness illumination [n2] clear understanding awareness, clarification, edification,… …   New thesaurus

  • illumination — [i lo͞o΄mə nā′shən] n. [ME illumynacyon < OFr illumination < LL illuminatio] 1. an illuminating or being illuminated; specif., a) a lighting up; supplying of light b) clarification; explanation c) enlightenment; instruction d) decoration… …   English World dictionary

  • Illumination — (v. lat.), eine nächtliche Beleuchtung öffentl. Plätze, Gärten, einzelner Gebäude etc., od. ganzer Städte durch Kerzen od. Lampen, durch Erleuchtung der Fenster, mit Lampen behängte Bogen u. Gerüste, Gemälde, Inschriften etc., brennende… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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