illumination illumination  /ɪ ˌlu mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
  2. (n) the degree of visibility of your environment
  3. (n) an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
  4. (n) the luminous flux incident on a unit area
  5. (n) painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

Usage(s):

  1. Thomas Edison exhibits a replica of his first successful incandescent lamp, which gave 16 candlepower of illumination.
  2. As early as 1820, inventors were honing in on the principles that would lead to the first electric illumination.
  3. Residents of more easterly Detroit, however, were loath to lose the extra hour of leisure-time illumination that Daylight Saving gave them.

News

  1. Solar cell record: Conversion-efficiency record for a two-junction solar cell measured under one-sun illumination

    Scientists have announced a world record of 31.1 percent conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Used 2004 Mustang Headlights Now for Sale Inside Ford Inventory of Illumination Parts at AutoProsUSA.com

    Used 2004 Mustang headlights are now for sale online inside of the Ford inventory of illumination parts at the AutoProsUSA.com company. These lights are available for review and pricing for each unit can be quoted immediately using the tools provided to consumers. (PRWeb June 23, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004-mustang-headlights/headlights-for-mustangs ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Used Ford Ranger Headlights Now for Sale in Illumination Inventory at AutoProsUSA.com

    Used Ford Ranger headlights are now for sale to buyers from the illumination inventory created online at the AutoProsUSA.com company. These authentic lights are lowered in sale price and provided as a replacement for damaged or worn assemblies. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ford-ranger-headlights/used-headlight-assembly/prweb10861551.htm
    on June 23, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Plant, meanwhile, said that performing the album's rootsy music, as well as revamped versions of some Led Zeppelin songs, has "become quite an illumination, really. What has been created with the chemistry between the three of us has its own kind of...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Robert Plant Source: Reuters

  2. Speaking in the Commons Mr Bradshaw said: "Excessive illumination contributes to climate change and you may like to join in, if you are in London tonight, the London Lights Out campaign."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: BBC News

  3. Mr Prodi said: "The prime minister clings to data in the way a drunkard clings to lamp-posts - not for illumination, but to keep him standing up."
    on Apr 3, 2006 By: Romano Prodi Source: BBC News

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