What does the word illustration mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • That which illustrates; an example or a picture.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act or art of illustrating.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Illustrator or illustrater.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Illustrationly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Illustrative.

Usage examples for illustration

  1. Take one case as an illustration. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. Every insect will require a somewhat different treatment, owing to its different habit, but the plan indicated in the illustration should, in the main, be followed. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  3. These studies show a wide range of knowledge of the subject, precise investigation, abundant power of illustration, and hearty enthusiasm.... – Our Journey to the Hebrides by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell