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Definitions and Synonyms of illustration | Another word for illustration | What is illustration?

Definition 1: a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand - [noun denoting artifact]

(illustration is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of illustration ) a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Definition 2: an item of information that is typical of a class or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where illustration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
  • there is an example on page 10

Synonyms for illustration in the sense of this definition

(illustration is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of illustration ) a poor example

"it was an apology for a meal" "a poor excuse for an automobile"

(... is a kind of illustration ) an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

"all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child" "an exception tests the rule"

(... is a kind of illustration ) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

(... is a kind of illustration ) the most typical example or representative of a type

(... is a kind of illustration ) a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

(... is a kind of illustration ) an example regarded as typical of its class

Definition 3: artwork that helps make something clear or attractive - [noun denoting communication]

(illustration is a kind of ...) photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication

"the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"

(... is a kind of illustration ) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text

"the dictionary had many pictures"

(... is a kind of illustration ) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

(illustration is a part of ...) brief description accompanying an illustration

Definition 4: showing by example - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for illustration in the sense of this definition

(illustration is a kind of ...) a visual presentation showing how something works

"the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations" "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"

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