Definitions for: Illustration


[n] a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
[n] a single item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is a good example on page 10"
[n] showing by example
[n] artwork that helps make something clear or attractive



Webster (1913) Definition: Il`lus*tra"tion, n. [L. illustratio: cf. F.
illustration.]
1. 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. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended
to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.

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

Synonyms: example, exemplification, instance, representative

See Also: apology, art, artwork, caption, case in point, chart, demo, demonstration, exception, excuse, fig, figure, graph, graphical record, graphics, information, legend, nontextual matter, pictorial matter, picture, plate, precedent, quintessence, representation, sample, specimen

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