Definition of illuminating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ//
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helping to make something clear or easier to understand We didn't find the examples he used particularly illuminating. The play offers some illuminating insights into the King’s character.Extra examples The information he’d gathered wasn’t particularly illuminating. Foster’s book offers an illuminating account of the way the courts work. The commentary was highly illuminating. The examples he used weren’t particularly illuminating.
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