Meaning of illustration

il•lus•tra•tion

Pronunciation: (il"u-strā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine.
  2. a comparison or an example intended for explanation or corroboration.
  3. the act or process of illuminating.
  4. the act of clarifying or explaining; elucidation.
  5. illustriousness; distinction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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