how to pronounce illumination


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illumination is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of illumination in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the illumination of our notion of who we …”

meanings of illumination


  1. The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
  2. Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See illuminate.
  3. Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
  4. Enlightening influence; inspiration.
  5. Splendour; brightness.

illumination frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word illumination occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics illumination can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that illumination can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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