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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illustration  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illustration 
  n  1:  artwork  that  helps  make  something  clear  or  attractive 
  2:  showing  by  example  [syn:  {exemplification}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {example}, 
  {instance},  {representative}] 
  4:  a  visual  representation  (a  picture  or  diagram)  that  is  used 
  make  some  subject  more  pleasing  or  easier  to  understand 




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