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Definitions for illustrative
ɪˈlʌs trə tɪvil·lus·tra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemplifying, illustrativeadjective

    clarifying by use of examples

  2. demonstrative, illustrativeadjective

    serving to demonstrate


  1. illustrativeadjective

    Demonstrative, exemplative, showing an example or demonstrating.

    This example of bad behavior is illustrative of his continued bad behavior.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Illustrativeadjective

    Having the quality of elucidating or clearing.

    Etymology: from illustrate.

    They play much upon the simile, or illustrative argumentation, to induce their enthymemes unto the people. Brown.


  1. illustrative

    Illustrative refers to something that serves as an example, demonstration, or clarification of a point, concept, or idea. It often involves the use of visuals such as diagrams or images to explain or make something easier to understand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illustrativeadjective

    tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate

  2. Illustrativeadjective

    making illustrious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of illustrative in a Sentence

  1. Asaf Cidon:

    It’s an illustrative example of the economic incentive for attackers, instead of using the malware as a vehicle for ransomware, they prefer to use it as a mechanism for stealing credentials undetected, and then using those to launch follow up attacks from the compromised account.

  2. Richard Di San Marzano:

    The posters are a historical document but also illustrative of the use of art and development of artists in the country.

  3. Tad Sholtis:

    We anticipate that side-by-side, air-to-air and air-to-ground tests will be illustrative of the fifth generation fighter's advanced interdiction capabilities, this aircraft is built to go where legacy platforms cannot.

  4. College Board:

    These topics are not a required part of the course framework that is formally adopted by states and that defines the exam. This list is a partial one for illustrative purposes and can be refined by states and districts.

  5. Barbara Mikkelson:

    The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.

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