Definitions of illustration

  1. 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"
  2. showing by example
  3. artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
  4. a visual representation ( a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
  5. an item of information that is representative of a type; " this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; " there is an example on page 10"
  6. 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.
  7. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
  8. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
  9. The act of making clear or adorning by pictures; the state of being explained or adorned by pictures; that which makes clear, as a comparison or example; a picture designed to make the text plain.
  10. Act of making lustrous or clear: act of explaining: that which illustrates: a picture or diagram.
  11. Act of giving lustre to, or making clear; explanation; metaphor; picture in a book.
  12. That which illustrates; an example or a picture.
  13. The act or art of illustrating.
  14. Illustrative.
  15. Illustrationly.
  16. Illustrator or illustrater.
  17. The act of illustrating; explanation; that which illustrates; an engraving or picture designed to illustrate.
  18. Explanation of what is obscure or but imperfectly understood, particularly by a picture or diagram.

Usage examples for illustration

  1. " It was like an illustration in a novel. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  2. That mysterious power, " force of circumstances," is doubtless responsible for this, and no better illustration for my argument could be found than my own case. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  3. Take one more illustration – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  4. That which appears in the illustration is a wonderful example of the work of John of Procida. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  5. Carlile was an illustration of Bulwer's remark, that courage in one thing, is not to be mistaken for courage in everything. – Life and Character of Richard Carlile by George Jacob Holyoake
  6. This book is the living illustration of what Jesus meant by His teaching regarding His successor. – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  7. This poem is of especial interest to me on account of the illustration it affords of a theory of my own concerning the unconsciousness of the true artist. – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  8. The best way to give advice is to take another fellow for example and hit your friend through the illustration of the other fellow. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  9. Our illustration will make the matter perfectly clear. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  10. This is more than a mere illustration – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  11. Illustration C. The Crescent. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  12. But this, however, is but an illustration of the correspondence on the ordinary physical plane of certain things on a higher plane of Nature. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  13. A study of any monologue will furnish an illustration of situation, but we are naturally, in the study of the subject, led back again to Browning. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  14. At this point Trinidad inquired of the Girl whether she meant to infer that honesty was not the best policy, and by way of illustration he went on to say: " S'posin' my watch had no works an' I was to sell it to the Sheriff for one hundred dollars. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  15. Here is a fortunate illustration – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. I must make this clear by an illustration – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  17. But as it is my business to interest them, I try to learn something from them in return, as the following illustration will show. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  18. Gasca's conduct on his first coming to the colonies affords the best illustration of his character. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  19. Perhaps no better illustration of the truth of this assumption could be given than that which is furnished by the story of Jackson's short campaign with his two and three months' men. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  20. Take, for example, an illustration – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage