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illuminating

[ə′lü·mə‚nād·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
The hand decoration of books, as done in medieval times, with drawings and miniature paintings, or with embellishments, usually in red, blue, and gold, added to initial letters and borders.
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The Research Centre was responsible for much of the lighting research that resulted in Electricity Council and Illuminating Engineering Society publications and standards of the time.
It is also expected that BAE Systems would have delivered more than 60,000 rounds of 105mm white and infrared illuminating artillery shells to the UK MoD upon completion of this deal.
The first beam of sunlight would create a patch of light, initially about 6 feet long and a few inches wide, on the inner chamber's floor, bisecting the chamber and illuminating designs carved in the rock.
The New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society is accepting submission for the 28th Annual Lumen Awards now through January 14, 2006.
While Representing Women contains some illuminating and provocative, even polemical, pieces, it suffers from its origins: that is, as a conference proceedings, it lacks coherence.
By tuning the illuminating X-rays to a particular wavelength, researchers force only atoms of a certain element to respond, producing a characteristic "signature" that identifies the emitting atoms and possibly the scattering atoms.