Translation of illumination in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪˌluːməˈneɪʃən; ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən/


  • 1 1.1 u (lighting) iluminación (f)
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    • General or background lighting provides an overall level of illumination when natural light levels are low.
    • The use of blue light in this experiment is important because white light illumination caused significant heating artifacts.
    • The basement was dank and dark with no windows and only a few strategically placed fluorescent lights for illumination.
    (illuminations pl)
    (decorative lighting) (BrE) luces (fpl)
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    • Street lamps, spotlights, illuminations, adverts, security lighting and three million houses, all contribute to the most severe light pollution in the UK, beaming light upwards where it isn't needed.
    • Now the illuminations were lights put onto the buildings, and they actually detail it, it's a changeover in the technology again.
    • How about a dinner party for 14 at the giant oval dining table, lit by four vast pendant lights, further illuminations kindly provided by the Square Mile?
  • 2 c u [Art] iluminación (f), miniado (m)
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    • The portrait miniature seems to be a development of two older traditions: the medieval illumination of manuscripts and the Renaissance portrait medal, which was itself a revival of a classical form.
    • It is an emphasis and a faith apparent in the manuscript illumination and the great crucifixes of the Ottonian period and expressed in the liturgy of the church.
    • During the twelfth century the sculptural decoration, manuscript illumination, stone towers on churches and stained glass were all successively proscribed.
  • 3 u (elucidation) esclarecimiento (m)
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    • The data collection and analysis are subsequently geared to the illumination or resolution of the research issue or problem that has been identified at the outset.
    • Even in the war itself, in its inherent character, we have the illumination of a great social principle which has a vital bearing on our theology of sin.
    • If the artist bends his or her will, at whatever cost, to the illumination of difficult moral, social and psychological problems, this must sooner or later find a deep response in the population.

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