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Definition of Illumination

Illumination

  1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
  2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
  3. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.
  4. That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
  5. That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
  6. The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.

Illumination Quotations

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
Vin Scully

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams

I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.
David Ogilvy

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
Bill Bryson

The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect.
Annie Besant
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Illumination Translations

illumination in Norwegian is opplysning, belysning
illumination in Swedish is upplysning
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