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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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illustration

noun
2. One that is representative of a group or class:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

illustration

[ˌɪləsˈtreɪʃn] nillustrazione f; (example) → esemplificazione f
by way of illustration → a titolo d'esempio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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illustration

n. ilustración, gráfico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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