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il·lus·tra·tion

 (ĭl′ə-strā′shən)
n.
1. The act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated: concepts that would benefit from illustration; an idea that lends itself to illustration.
2. A picture or image that is used to decorate or clarify a text.
3. An example that is used to clarify or explain something. See Synonyms at example.
4. Obsolete Illumination.

il′lus·tra′tion·al adj.

illustration

(ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən)
n
1. pictorial matter used to explain or decorate a text
2. an example or demonstration: an illustration of his ability.
3. the act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated
ˌillusˈtrational adj

il•lus•tra•tion

(ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine.
2. a comparison or an example intended for explanation or corroboration.
3. the act or process of illuminating.
4. the act of clarifying or explaining; elucidation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractiveillustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
legend, caption - brief description accompanying an illustration
artwork, graphics, nontextual matter, art - photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
pictorial matter, picture - illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; "the dictionary had many pictures"
fig, figure - a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
2.illustration - showing by example
demo, demonstration - a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
3.illustration - an item of information that is typical of a class or groupillustration - an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
apology, excuse - a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
exception - an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"
case in point, precedent - an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
quintessence - the most typical example or representative of a type
sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
specimen - an example regarded as typical of its class
4.illustration - a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
plate - a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

illustration

noun
2. picture, drawing, painting, image, print, plate, figure, portrait, representation, sketch, decoration, portrayal, likeness, adornment She looked like a princess in a nineteenth century illustration.

illustration

noun
2. One that is representative of a group or class:
Translations
إِيضَاحٌتَوضيحصورَة إيضاحيَّه، رَسْممِثال
ilustraceilustrovánípříklad
illustrationbilledeeksempel
joonis
kuvitus
ilustracija
illusztrációillusztrálás
dæmimyndútskÿring
挿絵
삽화
ilustráciailustrovanie
ilustracija
illustrering
ภาพประกอบ
sự minh họa

illustration

[ˌɪləsˈtreɪʃən] N (in book, paper) → ilustración f; (= example) → ejemplo m, ilustración f; (= explanation) → explicación f
by way of illustrationa modo de ejemplo, a título ilustrativo

illustration

[ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən] n
(= picture) → illustration f
(= example) → illustration f
an illustration of sth → une illustration de qch
an illustration of China's dynamism → une illustration du dynamisme chinois
as an illustration of sth
I included a few examples as illustrations of the difficulty of our work → J'ai inclus quelques exemples pour illustrer la difficulté de notre travail.

illustration

n
(= picture)Abbildung f, → Bild nt, → Illustration f
(fig) (of problem, subject)Erklärung f, → Erläuterung f; (of rule) (= act)Veranschaulichung f; (= thing)Beispiel nt; by way of illustrationals Beispiel

illustration

[ˌɪləsˈtreɪʃn] nillustrazione f; (example) → esemplificazione f
by way of illustration → a titolo d'esempio

illustrate

(ˈiləstreit) verb
1. to provide (a book, lecture etc) with pictures, diagrams etc.
2. to make (a statement etc) clearer by providing examples etc. Let me illustrate my point; This diagram will illustrate what I mean.
ˈillustrated adjective
having pictures etc. an illustrated catalogue.
ˌilluˈstration noun
1. a picture. coloured illustrations.
2. an example.
3. the act of illustrating.
ˈillustrative (-strətiv) , ((American) iˈlastrətiv) adjective
ˈillustrator noun
a person who draws pictures etc for books etc.

illustration

إِيضَاحٌ ilustrace illustration Illustration εικονογράφηση ilustración kuvitus illustration ilustracija illustrazione 挿絵 삽화 illustratie illustrasjon ilustracja ilustração иллюстрация illustrering ภาพประกอบ resimleme sự minh họa 例证

illustration

n. ilustración, gráfico.
References in classic literature ?
He never read them, for he had long lost the habit of reading, but he liked to turn the pages, look at the illustrations if they were illustrated, and mend the bindings.
For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German [76] "little masters," depicting Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
sold for less) is especially valuable for its illustrations.
How will they feel on seeing the illustrations to the sea novels of our day, or of our yesterday?
There were certain outline illustrations in it, which were very good in the cold Flaxman manner, and helped largely to heighten the fascination of the poems for me.
By selecting for his illustrations one feature from one lady and another from another, Messer Firenzuola builds up an ideal of the Beautiful Woman, which, were she to be possible, would probably be as faultily faultless as the Perfect Woman, were she possible.
I have used "China" merely as a synonym for "a distant country," when I wanted illustrations of unfamiliar things.
At that time I was sent to Ireland to make sketches for certain forthcoming illustrations in the newspaper to which I was attached.
Among other illustrations of its truth which might be cited, Scotland will furnish a cogent example.
Maurice Grieffenhagen knew how to combine in his illustrations the effect of his own most distinguished personal vision with an absolute fidelity to the inspiration of the writer.
with a current in it"--see illustrations and map near the end of bks.
Some former denizen of the cabin had decorated its walls with illustrations torn from magazines and newspapers, and it was these illustrations that had held Sitka Charley's attention from the moment of our arrival two hours before.