What does illustration mean?

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

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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)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Illustrationnoun

    Explanation; elucidation; exposition.

    Etymology: illustration, Fr. from illustrate.

    Whoever looks about him will find many living illustrations of this emblem. Roger L'Estrange.

    Space and duration, being ideas that have something very abstruse and peculiar in their nature, the comparing them one with another may perhaps be of use for their illustration. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Illustration

    An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in print and digital published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. An illustration is typically created by an illustrator. Digital illustrations are often used to make websites and apps more user-friendly, such as the use of emojis to accompany digital type. llustration also means providing an example; either in writing or in picture form. The origin of the word "illustration" is late Middle English (in the sense ‘illumination; spiritual or intellectual enlightenment’): via Old French from Latin illustratio(n-), from the verb illustrare.

ChatGPT

  1. illustration

    Illustration is a visual representation or depiction such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that is created to elucidate or dictate sensory information such as a story, poem or a piece of news. It can also be a clarifying example. An illustration can be used for explanation or for aesthetic purposes to entertain and delight the viewer.

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  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. John Yang:

    This is a great illustration of how Asian Americans are not immune from racial bias and discrimination in our criminal justice system.

  4. Sirine Shebaya:

    We filed litigation for a group of nine people who are medically vulnerable that we were trying to get out of detention and unfortunately, at the time, the judge didn't see things our way and didn't grant the release, the circumstances at Farmville right now are a perfect illustration of the ways in which the ongoing transfers that ICE has insisted on continuing are contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

  5. Vladimir Kara-Murza:

    This meeting in Trump Tower in the summer of 2016 was just another illustration that they're ready to do any avenues, any methods to try to get to this goal, including using unofficial proxies.

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