(?), n. [L. illuminatio: cf. F. illumination.] 1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
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2. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
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3. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.
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4. That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
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5. That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
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The illumination which a bright genius giveth to his work.
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6. (Theol.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.
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Hymns and psalms . . . are framed by meditation beforehand, or by prophetical illumination are inspired.
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