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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 ?
When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
My perfected friend," he said, "my parental instinct recognises in you a noble evidence and illustration of the theory of development.
The stage in these volumes presents itself indeed not merely [88] as a mirror of life, but as an illustration of the utmost intensity of life, in the fortunes and characters of the players.
A significant illustration of the fact, again and again repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale furnishes but little clue to the shape of his fully invested body.
But as applied to the case under consideration, it involves some facts, which I venture to remark, as a complete and satisfactory illustration of the reasoning which I have employed.
One day, for illustration, I was passing along a street of a city, far from here, when I met two men in uniform, one of whom, half pausing and looking curiously into my face, said to his companion, "That man looks like 767.
Today all the significance of his book rose before him with special distinctness, and whole periods ranged themselves in his mind in illustration of his theories.
The Fountain Court at Hampton Court may serve as an illustration (save as regards the use of arches instead of wooden supports and rafters) and the arrangement is still common in Sicily.
SITKA CHARLEY smoked his pipe and gazed thoughtfully at the POLICE GAZETTE illustration on the wall.