illuminating illuminating  /ɪ ˈlu mə ˌneɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance



  1. Cities can save energyand moneyby illuminating public spaces with LEDs, or light-emitting diodes.
  2. His first film, Clerks, was little more than guys talking, and that was enough, since Smith not only knew all the bad words but also could twist them into illuminating comedy.
  3. But the chapters on Somalia are the most illuminating.


  1. Book Review: Core HTML5 Canvas

    eldavojohn writes "Core HTML5 Canvas is a book that focuses on illuminating HTML5 game development for beginning and intermediate developers. While HTML and JavaScript have long been a decent platform for displaying text and images, Geary provides a great programming learning experience that facilitates the canvas element in HTML5. In addition, smatterings of physics engines, performance ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Iona Rozeal Brown creates Afro-Japanese art mashup

    The defining medium of our time has to be the mashup. There are mashup videos, mashup songs, mashup literature — wherever there’s a will to combine disparate bits of entertainment or art, there’s a mashup. And when it’s done right, the result can be something fresh and illuminating. Artist Iona Rozeal Brown creates vibrant paintings inspired by that mashup sensibility, combining hip-hop imagery ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRI Public Radio International

  3. Win A Night At The San Francisco Opera

    Fascinating, illuminating & provocative, don't miss the world premiere of San Francisco Opera's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene! Enter here for your chance to win tickets…
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco


  1. "The Associated Press investigation was illuminating and a great service, but it was not an official governmental study, and I doubt your agency will act on an outside group's findings," wrote Sen. Bob Menendez, DN.J., in a letter sent Wednesday...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Robert Menendez Source: FOXNews

  2. "We all wanted to know why I developed such incongruity in my life," Haggard wrote. "Thankfully, with the tools we gained there, along with the powerful way God has been illuminating His Word and the Holy Spirit has been convicting and...
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Ted Haggard Source: Denver Post

  3. The New York Times' Janet Maslin called it a "consolidating and newly illuminating work. For the right reader, that combination is irresistible."
    on Oct 30, 2005 By: Janet Maslin Source: MSNBC

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tangible tangible
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