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illumination

See definition of illumination on Dictionary.com
  • nounlight; making light
  • nounclear understanding

synonyms for illumination

  • brightness
  • beam
  • brilliance
  • flame
  • flash
  • gleam
  • lighting
  • radiance
  • ray
  • brightening
See also synonyms for: illuminations

antonyms for illumination

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  • dullness
  • darkness
  • dimness
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How to use illumination in a sentence

The illumination of the darkness of this case is something we talked about.
FOUR POLICE OFFICERS SHOT AMADOU DIALLO 19 TIMES. A NEW PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT NAMES THEM.GEOFF EDGERSDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Each individual pixel is a diode that provides its own illumination, so the screen doesn’t need a backlight.
THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT TECH OF 2020STAN HORACZEKDECEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The adolescent squid is transparent, but beneath its skin are light-reflecting pigments that, during its brief illumination, seemed to turn it to gold.
CHECK OUT THE BREATHTAKING WINNERS OF THE 2020 WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTESTRACHAEL ZISKOCTOBER 20, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
As scholar Adam Potkay noted in his 2007 book The Story of Joy, “joy is an illumination,” the ability to see beyond to something more.
HOW TO FIND JOY DURING TOUGH TIMESBY ANGELA GORRELL/THE CONVERSATIONOCTOBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The illumination comes not from the sun but from the infrared energy of the planet and its lower atmosphere.
THESE IMAGES EXPOSE THE DARK SIDE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDECOREY S. POWELLAUGUST 26, 2020NAUTILUS
The occupants of the room had been too absorbed with their own affairs to notice the gradual dimming of the illumination.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
An illumination broke over his whole face when he saw her and joined her under the orange tree.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The intricate perforations of the lamp were inset with colored glass, and the result was a subdued and warm illumination.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The iris of the human eye dilates and contracts with every shift of illumination, and the Time Observatory had an iris too.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
Nothing can be more beautiful of the kind than such an illumination seen from the ship.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLUMINATION

  • clarification
  • edification
  • education
  • enlightenment
  • explanation
  • illumination
  • information
  • instruction
  • knowledge
  • adornment
  • beautifying
  • bedizenment
  • designing
  • elaboration
  • enhancement
  • enrichment
  • flounce
  • flourish
  • frill
  • froufrou
  • furbelow
  • garnish
  • garnishing
  • illumination
  • improvement
  • ornament
  • ornamentation
  • spangle
  • trimming
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