[ noun ] artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Seeing so many illustrations and reading so many testimonials to the value of Quick-Wate and Super-Protein , those two wonder-working Weider food supplements , he decided to try them and see what they could do for him .

[ noun ] showing by example



Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

We assume for this illustration that the size of the land plots is so great that the distance between dwellings is greater than the voice can carry and that most_of the communication is between nearest neighbors only , as shown in Figure 2 .

(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)

Let us now put some flesh_on_the_theoretical_bones we have assembled by giving illustrations of roleplaying used for evaluation and analysis .

Another case may be given in illustration of a successful use of analysis , and also of the employment of a procedure for intensive analysis .

Related terms

demonstration exemplify

[ noun ] 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"

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

The embarrassment of these theories over the naturalness of death is an illustration of the thesis that death cannot be only a punishment , for some termination seems necessary in a life that is lived within the natural_order of time and change .

[ noun ] a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

Used in print

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

Hino talked very little about himself except for the infrequent times when he used a personal illustration in connection with another subject .