Definition of illustration
2 : something that serves to illustrate: such asa : an example or instance that helps make something clearb : a picture or diagram that helps make something clear or attractive
illustrationalplay \ˌi-lə-ˈstrā-shnəl, -shə-nəl also i-ˌlə-\ adjective
Examples of illustration in a sentence
The illustration on page 30 shows the parts of an engine.
a book with many photographs and illustrations
The illustrations that he provided in his speech were very effective.
They selected photographs to use for the illustration of the book.
Illustration is the key to good communication.
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ILLUSTRATION Defined for Kids
Definition of illustration for Students
1 : a picture or diagram that explains or decorates The dictionary has color illustrations.
2 : an example or instance used to make something clear The speech included illustrations of his successes.
3 : the action of illustrating : the condition of being illustrated He finished the illustration of the book.
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