illumination-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: measure of intensity of light per unit area

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+quantity][+intensity][+light][+unit][+area]
NOTE: how much light is present, how bright it is.
NOTE: refers to an amount, not an act (Sense 3)

Operating rooms must provide high levels of illumination.
What is the illumination produced by a candle?
You can control the illumination of the chandelier with a slider on the wall.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 2: a conceptual clarification

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+action][+communication][+clarification][+conceptual]
NOTE: implies X clarifies Y for Z
NOTE: nominalization - his illumination of it -> he illuminated it

This article provides some illumination on the origins of the conflict.
John's slides were confusing and did not provide illumination of his main points.
The professor's illumination helped them understand the textbook.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: the act of lighting something, making it visible

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+action][+make_visible]
NOTE: nominalization 'his illumination of the stage with red lights -> he illuminated the stage with red lights

The illumination of the stage in red light was quite dramatic.
We enjoyed the illumination of the statues at night in the public gardens.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b

Sense Number 4: spiritual awareness

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+state][+internal][+enlightenment][+spiritual]

The hermit experienced a sudden moment of illumination on the mountain top.
The book describes the guru's path to illumination.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 5: the painted illustrations in medieval books

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+entity][+artifact][+illustration][+manuscript][+medieval]
NOTE: refers to the actual pictures

The illuminations in these 13th-century manuscripts include a lot of gold leaf.
The museum has the book open to a very famous illumination by a medieval illustrator.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: the act of adding decorative illustrations to books

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+action][+illustrating][+decorative][+book]
NOTE: nominalization - his illumination of the manuscript -> he illuminated the manuscript

The illumination of these medieval manuscripts was a time-consuming process.
Mary studied illumination in her art history class.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 7: lights added for display on buildings

Commentary: ILLUMINATION[+entity][+artifact][+lights][+display][+building]
NOTE: always occurs in the plural.
NOTE: refers to the objects/sources of the light.

The new office building has two rows of blue illuminations near the top of the structure.
The illuminations on the columns of that mansion look a bit tacky.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a