from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, causing, or capable of causing illumination.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having the power of producing or giving light; tending to enlighten or inform; illustrative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Tending to illuminate or illustrate; throwing light; illustrative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective of, capable of, or causing
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This is often called the illuminative life, and it might be summed up as concentration of all the faculties -- will, intellect, feeling -- upon God.
It is called the illuminative way, because in it the mind becomes more and more enlightened as to spiritual things and the practice of virtue.
What she had termed illuminative now appeared to be only another phase of the mystery which enveloped the child.
Here are some per-game statistics that are also illuminative:
Everything worked together to not only make this performance a feast of sound, but also an illuminative vision.
It should be the job of a university education to tease out the therapeutic and illuminative aspects of culture, so that we emerge from a period of study as slightly less disturbed, selfish and blinkered human beings.
Over on MTV. com, we took a look at the trailer for “The Unborn” with director David Goyer, going over specific shots he found most interesting and illuminative.
All I needed to read was about three posts of yours to realzie that your incoherent flailing around for a stick with which to beat Obama was not in any illuminative.
If the post-war French and the British represent two rather caricatured but nevertheless illuminative models of how to grapple with the end of empire, we have unfortunately elected to adopt the violent and undignified Gaulist approach.
I suspect the sole reason it was included in the poll was so that CNN could include the result in their news reports about angry town hall attendees -- not because they thought it would actually be illuminative.