Illustration meaning

ĭlə-strāshən
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A picture or image that is used to decorate or clarify a text.
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The act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated.

Concepts that would benefit from illustration; an idea that lends itself to illustration.

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The definition of an illustration is a picture or a drawing or the act of creating the drawing, or is an example used to explain or prove something.

An example of an illustration is a picture accompanying a magazine article.

An example of an illustration is the description of deforestation used to show the harm that humans are having on the environment.

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An example, story, analogy, etc. used to help explain or make something clear.
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A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)
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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.
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A picture, design, diagram, etc. used to decorate or explain something.
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An example that is used to clarify or explain something.
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That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
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A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
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Illumination.
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An illustrating or being illustrated.
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Origin of illustration

  • From Middle French illustration, from Latin illūstrātiō, from illūstrō (“I illustrate”).

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