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Brilliant

Bril´liant   Pronunciation: brĭl´yant
a.1.Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
2.Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
3.Exceedingly intelligent, or of distinguished accomplishment in a field; - as, a brilliant chemist.
n.1.A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
2.(Print.) The smallest size of type used in England printing.
3.A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
Adj.1.brilliant - of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a superb actor"
Synonyms: superb
2.brilliant - having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"
3.brilliant - characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
4.brilliant - having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
Synonyms: bright, vivid
5.brilliant - full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers"
6.brilliant - clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
Synonyms: bright
Brilliant - One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in ["Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)].

See also Diamond, Nonpareil, Pearl, Ruby.
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