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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.
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il•lus•tra•tive

(ɪˈlʌs trə tɪv)

adj.
serving to illustrate.
[1635–45]
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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
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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
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illustrative

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

illustrative

[ˈɪləstrətɪv] ADJ [drawing] → ilustrativo; [example] → ilustrativo
to be illustrative of sthejemplificar or demostrar algo
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

illustrative

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

[ˈɪləstrətɪv] adjillustrativo/a
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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
A conspicuous, and it is hope not unpleasant, feature of the book is its abundant illustrative quotations from eminent poets, chief of whom is that learned and ingenius cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape, S.J., whose lines bear his initials.
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.
There is, so far as I know, no modernized version of The Bruce, but there are many books illustrative of the text.
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.
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." The Cathedral itself had seemed very old; but this picture was illustrating a period in history which made the building seem young by comparison.
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.
This little incident, illustrative though it was of Mrs Varden's extraordinary sweetness and amiability, had so strong a tendency to check the conversation and to disconcert all parties but that excellent lady, that only a few monosyllables were uttered until Edward withdrew; which he presently did, thanking the lady of the house a great many times for her condescension, and whispering in Dolly's ear that he would call on the morrow, in case there should happen to be an answer to the note--which, indeed, she knew without his telling, as Barnaby and his friend Grip had dropped in on the previous night to prepare her for the visit which was then terminating.
And then he made a great many other remarks, no less illustrative of his humility, which were received with equal favour and applause, and were, withal, as original and as much to the purpose, as the remarks of great men commonly are.
The result of this lowering was somewhat illustrative of that sagacious saying in the Fishery, --the more whales the less fish.
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.
I am well aware that this doctrine of natural selection, exemplified in the above imaginary instances, is open to the same objections which were at first urged against Sir Charles Lyell's noble views on 'the modern changes of the earth, as illustrative of geology;' but we now very seldom hear the action, for instance, of the coast-waves, called a trifling and insignificant cause, when applied to the excavation of gigantic valleys or to the formation of the longest lines of inland cliffs.