Definition of ILLUSTRATION

something that visually explains or decorates a text <this book on birds has gorgeous illustrations>
a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing <the doctor sketched an illustration to explain the procedure to the patient>
Synonyms icon (also ikon), illustration, image, likeness
one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like <chose one essay as an illustration of the high quality of the collection>

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