artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
showing by example
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"
a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
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.
That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)
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
that which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity
a picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work
Origin: [L. illustratio: cf. F. illustration.]
An illustration is a depiction.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'illustration' in Nouns Frequency: #1746
The numerical value of illustration in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of illustration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Who you love is an illustration of you... but whomever loves you back is you... in HD.
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.
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.
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.
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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- ilustración, ejemplo, instrucciónSpanish
- kuvituskuva, esimerkki, kuva, kuvittaminenFinnish
- représentation, illustrationFrench
- ilustro, ilustruroIdo
- illustrazione, illustrareItalian
- イラスト, 例, 絵, 絵図, イラストレーション, 実例, 図Japanese
- иллюстрация, пример, иллюстрирование, картинка, рисунокRussian
- ilustrasyon, halimbawaTagalog
- illüstrasyon, çizim, resim, örnekleme, açıklamaTurkish
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