(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A light]
Syn. gleam, flame, brilliance, lighting; see flash 1 , light 1 , 3 .
2. [Instruction]
Syn. teaching, education, information; see knowledge 1 .
3. [Decoration]
Syn. flourish, ornament, embellishment; see decoration 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. light luminescence, radiation, radiance, glow, shine.
2. explanation elucidation, clarification, enlightenment, knowledge, instruction, wisdom, insight, understanding.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of physically illuminating or the condition of being filled with light: light1, lighting. See LIGHT. 2. Electromagnetic radiation that makes vision possible: light1. See LIGHT. 3. The condition of being informed spiritually: edification, enlightenment. See TEACH. 4. Something that serves to explain or clarify: clarification, construction, decipherment, elucidation, exegesis, explanation, explication, exposition, illustration, interpretation. Archaic: enucleation. See EXPLAIN.

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