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illuminating 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/iˈlo͞oməˌnāt/,
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illuminates, 3rd person singular present; illuminating, present participle; illuminated, past tense; illuminated, past participle;
  1. Light up
    • - a flash of lightning illuminated the house
    • - his face was illuminated by a smile
  2. Decorate (a building or structure) with lights for a special occasion

  3. Decorate (a page or initial letter in a manuscript) with gold, silver, or colored designs

  4. Help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter)
    • - a most illuminating discussion
  5. Enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually


  1. enlightening: tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"
  2. (illuminate) light: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
  3. (illuminate) clear: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  4. (illuminate) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
  5. (illumination) light: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; "follow God's light"
  6. (illumination) the degree of visibility of your environment
  7. (Illuminate (album)) Illuminate is the second studio album by David Crowder Band recorded for sixstepsrecords, released in September 2003.
  8. (Illuminate (band)) Illuminate is a successful German Gothic music band formed in 1993 by Johannes Berthold.
  9. The Illuminates of Thanateros is a magic society, founded in 1978, that pursues chaos magic. This has been an important influence on some forms of modern esotericism.
  10. (Illumination (drawing)) The word miniature, derived from the Latin minium, red lead, is a picture in an ancient or medieval illuminated manuscript; the simple decoration of the early codices having been miniated or delineated with that pigment. ...
  11. (Illumination (Earth, Wind & Fire album)) Illumination is an album by R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire. It was released in September 2005 on Sanctuary Records. It featured collaborations with several artists including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kenny G, Kelly Rowland, Will I Am, and Brian McKnight. ...
  12. (Illumination (image)) Processing of illumination is an important concept in computer vision and computer graphics.
  13. (illuminate) Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment; to shine light on something; to decorate something with lights; to clarify or make something understandable; to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs; to glow; to be exposed to light
  14. (illuminated) decorated and illustrated
  15. (illumination) The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated; Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights
  16. (ILLUMINATE) Investigation of Lipid Level Management to Understand Its Impact in Atherosclerotic Events in subjects with or at high risk of coronary heart disease; a trial involving torcetrapib
  17. (Illuminate) To light a scene in light painting photography.
  18. (ILLUMINATED) Advertising displays with electrical equipment installed for illumination of the advertisement at night, or in early morning darkness.
  19. (illuminated) A manuscript or book embellished with ornamental letters, scrolls, miniature and/or other designs, usually in gold and red, but also in silver and other colors.
  20. (ILLUMINATION) Enlightenment. In the Bible, darkness is often used as an image of sin and death. To be illuminated is to be shown the true path of righteousness in God, thereby being led out of the darkness of sin and death. ...
  21. (Illumination) In Bryce, any property or characteristic related to how an object responds to light. This includes Ambient, Color, Diffuse, Reflectivity, Refraction, Specular, and Transparency.
  22. (Illumination) Decoration applied by hand in gold, silver or coloured paint.
  23. (Illumination) is the soul faculty attained when Light penetrates and permeates every cell of the body until we can "see" and "know." Illumination is a vibration of Light, which is the Word that was with God and was God. Observation is the lower, outer pole of illumination. ...
  24. (ILLUMINATION) the light of the Holy Spirit making clear or enlarging the revelation [an unveiling or disclosing of Who Jesus Christ is and what He did to bring salvation]. [See Revelation and Unveiling].
  25. (Illumination) A scene presents different colors, surfaces and materials that reflect varying amounts of light. Before selecting equipment, one should determine the minimum light level that will arrive from the scene to the camera lens.