What does illustration mean?

Definitions for illustrationˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illustration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustration(noun)

    artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

  2. exemplification, illustration(noun)

    showing by example

  3. example, illustration, instance, representative(noun)

    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"

  4. illustration(noun)

    a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

Wiktionary

  1. illustration(Noun)

    The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.

  2. illustration(Noun)

    That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.

  3. illustration(Noun)

    A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

  4. illustration(Noun)

    A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illustration(noun)

    the act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct

  2. Illustration(noun)

    that which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity

  3. Illustration(noun)

    a picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work

  4. Origin: [L. illustratio: cf. F. illustration.]

Freebase

  1. Illustration

    An illustration is a depiction.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illustration' in Nouns Frequency: #1746

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustration in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ingrid Weir:

    Who you love is an illustration of you... but whomever loves you back is you... in HD.

  2. Howard Crosby:

    A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

  3. Malika Favre:

    It makes me realize the importance and the role that art and illustration can play when it comes to social issues, it was something that was totally unexpected.

  4. Richard Aboulafia:

    If anything, the market is expanding, as wealthy Gulf countries subsidise weapons purchases by militaries in less rich countries. Egypt's Rafale deal is the best illustration of that.

  5. Philip Athill:

    In those days, there was a belief that illustration showed how the clothes should be worn better than photography, the magazines were split evenly between photographs and illustration. It was the golden age of fashion illustration.

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