What is illumination?

  • (noun): The degree of visibility of your environment.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Illumination, an observable property and effect of light, may also refer to:

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Some articles on illumination:

Skytree - Construction Progress
... m) 30 March 2010 (338 m) 10 July 2010 (398 m) Illumination testing, from 1830 to 2110, 13 October 2010 (488 m) 3 November 2010 (497 m) Christmas illumination at sunset, 25 ...
Stereo Microscope - Differences To Normal Optical Microscopes
... Unlike a compound light microscope, illumination in a stereo microscope most often uses reflected illumination rather than transmitted (diascopic) illumination, that is ... Some stereo microscopes are also capable of transmitted light illumination as well, typically by having a bulb or mirror beneath a transparent stage ... surfaces, especially using fibre-optic illumination ...
Illumination - Film
... Illumination Entertainment, an animated film production company Illumination Pictures, an American-based independent film company ...
Sunshiny - Surface Illumination
... The spectrum of surface illumination depends upon solar elevation due to atmospheric effects, with the blue spectral component from atmospheric scatter dominating during ... natural light photography where the principal source of illumination is sunlight as mediated by the atmosphere ...

More definitions of "illumination":

  • (noun): Painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts).
    Synonyms: miniature
  • (noun): The luminous flux incident on a unit area.
    Synonyms: illuminance
  • (noun): A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination.
    Synonyms: light

Famous quotes containing the word illumination:

    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
    John Adams (1735–1826)

    When we want culture more than potatoes, and illumination more than sugar-plums, then the great resources of a world are taxed and drawn out, and the result, or staple production, is, not slaves, nor operatives, but men,—those rare fruits called heroes, saints, poets, philosophers, and redeemers.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)