Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages; as, an illuminated manuscript.
A term referring to an illustration in a manuscript that uses bright colors and lots of silver and gold. The Kirby 1 has more gold illumination than silver, which is a tribute to the wealth of those who commissioned the work (Brown 69).
Describes a type of electromagnetic wave detector. In solid-state detectors such as CCD silicon chips, the electrodes are all laid on one face of the chip. The incoming X-rays, for example, can enter the silicon detector either on the electrode (front-illuminated) side or the rear (back-illuminated) surface of the detector.