Definition of "illustration" [il•lus•tra•tion]

  • (noun) The act of clarifying or explaining.
  • (noun) The state of being clarified or explained.
  • (noun) Material used to clarify or explain. See Synonyms at example.
  • (noun) Visual matter used to clarify or decorate a text.
  • (noun) Obsolete Illumination.

Use "illustration" in a sentence

  • "For example the term illustration can mean many different things to different people, and have many different costs depending of what's being requested."
  • "** I don't claim that the illustration is a perfect likeness (it's remarkably hard to draw someone from memory more than a decade after the fact), but I do hope it catches something of his hunched pathetitude."
  • "The period chosen for my illustration is the moment when the last shell fired from the fleet bursts over the battery; and the troops, illumined by the glare, are seen rushing to the parapet to repel the assault."

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