Definition of Illuminating

1. Adjective. Tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance. "An illuminating lecture"

Exact synonyms: Enlightening, Informative
Antonyms: Unenlightening
Derivative terms: Inform



Definition of Illuminating

1. a. Giving or producing light; used for illumination.

Definition of Illuminating

1. Verb. (present participle of ''illuminate'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Illuminating

1. illuminate [v] - See also: illuminate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Illuminating

illume
illumed
illumes
illuminable
illuminance
illuminances
illuminant
illuminants
illuminary
illuminate
illuminated
illuminates
illuminatest
illuminateth
illuminati
illuminating (current term)
illuminatingly
illumination
illumination unit
illuminations
illuminative
illuminatively
illuminator
illuminators
illuminatory
illumine
illumined
illuminer
illumines
illuming

Literary usage of Illuminating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The principal circumstances which demand attention in the fitting of burners are the average pressure and illuminating power of the gas to be consumed. ..."

2. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"I have also appended the reputed illuminating power of the gases in question. ... Referring in the first place to the illuminating hydrocarbons, ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"This is an important point, as we shall find that it much simplifies the estimation of the illuminating power of any gas, and teaches us that the nature of ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"IN 1891 Hempel and Dennis described a method* for the volumetric determination of certain hydrocarbons that are usually present in illuminating gas. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"At least the main toxic factor in artificial illuminating (coal) gas poisoning is ... Carbon monoxide constitutes G to 10 per cent, of illuminating gas. ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"It is not the intention to discuss here the relative merits of the two types, but simply to give a comparison of the illuminating effect or candlepower of ..."

7. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"illuminating Power and Intensity of Illumination.— It is a matter of common observation that the amount of light emitted by different sources is very ..."

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