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Luminaire

[loo-muh-nair] /ˌlu məˈnɛər/
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a lighting unit consisting of one or more electric lamps with all of the necessary parts and wiring.
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noun

an electrical light and its components; an electrical lighting fixture

Word Origin

French 'lighting'

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Word Origin and History for Luminaire
luminaire
electric light, 1921, from Fr. luminaire, from O.Fr. luminarie, from M.L. luminarium, from L. lumen "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)).
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