Pronunciation: (lOO'mu-ner"ē), [key]
—n., pl. -nar•ies,
1. a celestial body, as the sun or moon.
2. a body, object, etc., that gives light.
3. a person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others: one of the luminaries in the field of medical science.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by light.
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