• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lumination Illumination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lumination Illumination.
    • n lumination A lighting up; a flashing out, as of light or energy; an illuminating outburst.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lumination a lighting up
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  • Minnie Fiske
    Minnie Fiske
    “The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.”
  • Luis Bunuel
    “If someone were to prove to me -- right this minute -- that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn't change a single aspect of my behavior.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “A book should be luminous not voluminous.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lumen, luminis, light—lucēre, to shine.


In literature:

It is that Seed which entering into luminous bodies giveth light and heat.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
We now see how our dark immensity of attractive atoms can become luminous.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
When he turned it seemed he saw her eyes, her lips, her whole face luminous.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
How luminous that look was now!
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Therefore we consider it settled that the passage refers to some luminous body.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
In these burning, luminous moods Byron's mind did its best work.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Happy the man that hath entered the shadow of its luminous standard, and laid fast hold thereon.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
This faintness may have only been apparent, and might arise from the circumstance of the stars being then projected on a luminous background.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Her large, fine eyes, her one perfectly natural feature, were soft and luminous.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The cats were out upon the tiles, then, and his was the luminous, expressive silence of a sphere.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

In poetry:

The stork that seeks the tropic glows,
It knoweth whither it is bound;
And the revolving planet knows
The circle of its luminous round.
"The Wanderer" by Mathilde Blind
So that no sage can say
In pensive progress near where they decay,
'This stone records a luminous line whose talents
Told in their day.'
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
'And that no sage may say
In pensive progress near where we decay:
"This stone records a luminous line whose talents
Told in their day."'
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
'What are you still, still thinking,
He asked in vague surmise,
'That you stare at the wick unblinking
With those great lost luminous eyes?'
"The Moth-Signal (On Egdon Heath)" by Thomas Hardy
The narrow room had vanished,--space,
Broad, luminous, remained alone,
Through which all hues and shapes of grace
And beauty looked or shone.
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Every frail face looking a different way,
O'er you arriveth a silver ray;
Bronze boughs embroider a pearly grey,
Luminous air in the wildwood.
"Early April" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

Denver proves fruitful ground for Wes Schultz and the Lumineers.
The Lumineers might just be the most exciting thing happening in Colorado music right now — and that's funny for a number of reasons.
The Lumineers Will Get Stuck In Your Head.
Bands like The Lumineers help illustrate the point.
Pittsburgh, — Emerson Process Management has received a contract from Luminant of Dallas, Texas, formerly TXU Power, for four high-fidelity simulators.
The simulators will be used to equip the power generator's new Luminant Training Academy, located in Tyler, Texas.
Highlighters are a great way to get luminous skin, but we get that they're tricky to use.
Super-luminous supernovas, the biggest known explosions in space, remain shrouded in mystery.
Flood Light Increases Luminous Flux.
Walk into the Monterey Bay Aquarium and you may find yourself surrounded by a ghostly swarm of luminous, pulsing phantoms.
Going forward, GELcore, LLC, will operate as Lumination, LLC.
Their skin is always luminous and glowing (yes, J.Lo, we mean you.).
The Lumineers perform at ACL.
The Lumineers played at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on the Austin Ventures Stage at 5 pm on Sunday, Oct 14.
The latest creative type to get inspired is Matt Fisher, a photographer who captured the isle's luminous creepiness in his shots.

In science:

Finally rotation modifies the evolutionary track in the HR diagram, making them bluer and more luminous .
SPINSTARS at low metallicities
Eq.(21) shows that the relative S-velocity tends to c as either of the two observers approaches the state of a luminal particle.
A generalized Principle of Relativity
T-velocity for the luminal particle only if condition m = 0 is imposed.
A generalized Principle of Relativity
The ob jects in this list contain many O and early B-type supergiants, as well as a number of ”super luminous” Wolf-Rayet stars and OB associations.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
Ongoing merging is the primary but not the only triggering mechanism for luminous AGN activity.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?