a decoration of lights, usually colored lights.
Sometimes, illuminations. an entertainment, display, or celebration using lights as a major feature or decoration.
intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.
Also called illuminance
, intensity of illumination
the intensity of light falling at a given place on a lighted surface; the luminous flux incident per unit area, expressed in lumens per unit of area.
a supply of light:
a source of illumination.
decoration of a manuscript or book with a painted design in color, gold, etc.
a design used in such decoration.
1300–50; Middle English
< Medieval Latin illūminātiōn-
(stem of illūminātiō
) spiritual enlightenment (Latin:
illustriousness, glory) See illuminate
illuminational, adjectivenonillumination, nounpreillumination, nounreillumination, noun
knowledge, revelation, insight, wisdom.