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illustration

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1 something that visually explains or decorates a text
  • this book on birds has gorgeous illustrations

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3 a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing
  • the doctor sketched an illustration to explain the procedure to the patient

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4 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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instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain. an instance of history repeating itself case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with. a case of mistaken identity illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement. a telling illustration of Murphy's Law example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case. a typical example of bureaucratic waste sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities. show us a sample of your work specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available. one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art

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The first known use of illustration was in the 14th century

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“Illustration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/illustration. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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