illustrative


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il·lus·tra·tive

 (ĭ-lŭs′trə-tĭv, ĭl′ə-strā′tĭv)
adj.
Acting or serving as an illustration.

il·lus′tra·tive·ly adv.

il•lus•tra•tive

(ɪˈlʌs trə tɪv)

adj.
serving to illustrate.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illustrative - clarifying by use of examples
informatory, informative - providing or conveying information
2.illustrative - serving to demonstrate
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

illustrative

adjective
1. representative, typical, descriptive, explanatory, interpretive, expository, explicatory, illustrational The following excerpt is illustrative of her interaction with students.
2. pictorial, graphic, diagrammatic, delineative an illustrative guide to the daily activities of the football club

illustrative

adjective
Translations
تَوْضيحي
názorný
illustrerende
szemléltetõ
skÿringar-; lÿsandi
názorný
açıklayıcı

illustrative

[ˈɪləstrətɪv] ADJ [drawing] → ilustrativo; [example] → ilustrativo
to be illustrative of sthejemplificar or demostrar algo

illustrative

[ˈɪləstrətɪv] adj [quotation, material] → destiné(e) à illustrer le propos
an illustrative example → un exemple utilisé à des fins d'illustration
to be illustrative of sth (= show the nature of) → illustrer qch
The following excerpt is illustrative of her interaction with students → L'extrait suivant illustre son interaction avec les étudiants.

illustrative

adjveranschaulichend, verdeutlichend; illustrative ofbezeichnend or beispielhaft für; for illustrative purposeszur Veranschaulichung

illustrative

[ˈɪləstrətɪv] adjillustrativo/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
The result of this lowering was somewhat illustrative of that sagacious saying in the Fishery, --the more whales the less fish.
One day I was sitting on a red marble bench in the vestibule looking up at an ancient piece of apprentice-work, in mosaic, illustrative of the command to "multiply and replenish the earth.
He gives you the official teaching on the whole subject, is precise as to rules, mentions illustrative events, quotes law cases where verdicts turned upon a point of stowage.
It occurred to me that a work of this kind might comprise a variety of those curious details, so interesting to me, illustrative of the fur trade; of its remote and adventurous enterprises, and of the various people, and tribes, and castes, and characters, civilized and savage, affected by its operations.
With this unexpected speech, energetically delivered and accompanied by action illustrative of the various exercises referred to, Phil Squod shoulders his way round three sides of the gallery, and abruptly tacking off at his commander, makes a butt at him with his head, intended to express devotion to his service.
said the linguist, waving his cocoa in an illustrative manner, "all de vorlt is at vor
I explained to George and William Harris how I felt when I got up in the morning, and William Harris told us how he felt when he went to bed; and George stood on the hearth-rug, and gave us a clever and powerful piece of acting, illustrative of how he felt in the night.
The chief objection to them is, that the diligent narrator may lack space, or (what is often the same thing) may not be able to think of them with any degree of particularity, though he may have a philosophical confidence that if known they would be illustrative.
The younger members of the club, humouring the joke, sent a waiter for the 'Peerage'; and read aloud the memoir of the nobleman in question, for the Doctor's benefit-- with illustrative morsels of information interpolated by themselves.
is its abundant illustrative quotations from eminent poets, chief of
There is, so far as I know, no modernized version of The Bruce, but there are many books illustrative of the text.
This anecdote, so strikingly illustrative of the opulence of milliners, was not received with any great demonstration of feeling, inasmuch as Kate hung down her head while it was relating, and Ralph manifested very intelligible symptoms of extreme impatience.