source of illumination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n source of illumination any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
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Usage

In literature:

Again, the danger of fire from illuminating sources is almost wholly obviated by the new system.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
The arc light is used as source of illumination.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Its illumination is a homage of light to the source of light.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Christ is "the light of the world;" hence his form is the source of illumination.
"Correggio" by Estelle M. Hurll
The sun cannot penetrate it, much less any terrestrial source of illumination.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
What so fruitful a source of error as the notion of special divine illumination?
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Mercury is a globe composed, like our earth, of materials possessing in themselves no source of illumination.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
This was the source of their present illumination.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Fit up the source of illumination some 30-50 cm.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Another source of illumination sprang into being.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
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In news:

That contrast - between the lyrically personal and the pseudofactual - illuminates precisely the source of the book's power, an effortless, balletic braiding of the subjective and the objective.
VENICE — "Illuminations," the title of the main exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale here, is meant to evoke the notion of artists as a source of enlightenment.
Figuring out if dinosaurs were warm-blooded endotherms (made their own body heat) or were "cold-blooded" ectotherms that relied on outside sources of warmth could illuminate a lot about how they lived, grew and evolved.
The cal -COLOR 400 Colormeter provides fast and accurate measurements of color temperature, absolute chromaticity values and illuminance of light sources, and display areas.
The cal-COLOR 400 Colormeter provides fast and accurate measurements of color temperature, absolute chromaticity values and illuminance of light sources, and display areas.
The keyboard may be generally illuminated using any configuration of any number of suitable illumination sources.
Though Illumination 's background is in animation, sources said the producer of "The Lorax" and "Despicable Me" was chosen by the publisher because the shingle was fully committed to put all its resources behind its first live-action pic.
The Kebleshes launched a search to locate a light source using the beacon effect of a Fresnel lens to make the illumination source of their lighthouse authentic.
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In science:

Following this rationale, it was proposed that some of the unidentified TeV sources [9, 10] might be MCs illuminated by nearby SNRs.
Non-thermal radiation from molecular clouds illuminated by cosmic rays from nearby supernova remnants
This reinforces the belief that some of the unidentified TeV sources detected so far, with no obvious or very weak counterparts in other wavelengths (the so called "dark sources"), might be in fact associated with massive MCs illuminated by CRs.
Non-thermal radiation from molecular clouds illuminated by cosmic rays from nearby supernova remnants
As an outlook, it would be illuminating to investigate the influence of various sources of decoherence.
Non-classical correlations from dissociation time entanglement
The discussion illuminated concerns about systematic errors in photometry, due primarily to the difficulty of performing aperture photometry in the IRAC bands given the much larger PSF and significant source confusion.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
The profiles obtained depend weakly on the illuminating source radius in the range from 3rg to 10rg , but depend strongly on this radius when it approaches the marginally stable orbit of an extreme Kerr black hole.
Reprocessed emission from warped accretion discs induced by the Bardeen-Petterson effect
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