Synonyms of illumination
1 lightDictionary • The only illumination came from a small window above.
light • Cracks of light filtered through the shutters.
ray • The first rays of light spread over the horizon.
beam • a beam of light
brightness • An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
radiance • The dim bulb cast a soft radiance over his face.
2 enlightenmentDictionary • No further illumination can be had from this theory.
enlightenment • He'd set off for the East in search of spiritual enlightenment.
understanding • They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
insight • The talk gave us some insight into the work they were doing.
perception • It did not require a great deal of perception to realise what he meant.
inspiration • A good way of getting inspiration is by looking at others' work.
clarification • I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
edification • the use of Scripture for the edification of believers
lightsDictionary British) • the famous Blackpool illuminations mainly
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beamA beam is a line of energy, radiation, or particles sent in a particular direction.
• a beam of light
brightnessA bright light, object, or place is shining strongly or is full of light. (noun)
• An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
clarificationTo clarify something means to make it easier to understand, usually by explaining it in more detail. (noun)
• I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
Thesaurus for illumination from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of illuminating or the state of being illuminated