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Other Illustration Definition

[n] a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
[n] 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"
[n] showing by example
[n] artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

Misc. Definitions

\Il`lus*tra"tion\, n. [L. illustratio: cf. F. illustration.]
1. 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.
2. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
3. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

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