Definitions for illustrationˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•lus•tra•tionˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine.

    Category: Fine Arts

  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.

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. illustration(noun)ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

    a picture in a book, magazine, etc.

    color illustrations

  2. illustrationˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

    an example or demonstration of sth

    Their project is an illustration of how easily money can be raised.

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

Freebase

  1. Illustration

    An illustration is a depiction.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


Translations for illustration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

illustration(noun)

a picture

coloured illustrations.

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