What does illustration mean?

Definitions for illustration
ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃənil·lus·tra·tion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustrationnoun

    artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

  2. exemplification, illustrationnoun

    showing by example

  3. example, illustration, instance, representativenoun

    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. illustrationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. illustrationnoun

    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. illustrationnoun

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

  3. illustrationnoun

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

  4. illustrationnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illustrationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. illustratio: cf. F. illustration.]

  2. Illustrationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. illustratio: cf. F. illustration.]

  3. Illustrationnoun

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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of illustration in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Wray:

    It's an indication and an illustration of just how challenging and diverse this particular threat is.

  2. Robert Maxim:

    It's worth underscoring how absurd it is that the descendants of the tribe that met Pilgrims, who every American learns about around this time of year, couldn't meet the definition of a' tribe,' it's just a perfect illustration of how messed up, and really, anti-Native, federal Indian policy has been throughout our history.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. South African Stacey Fru:

    I'll take about three to four months writing (a) book and then it would be another one to two months of the whole illustration, editing and publishing process and once that is finished then we'd have the amazing book launch, i find it very fun and nice ... but also sometimes, I do not really like the attention because it just gets so overwhelming at times.

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