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illustration

il·lus·tra·tion

illustration

 
pronunciation:
I l streI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a picture or drawing used to explain or decorate a book or other written material.
similar words:
design, drawing, picture, plate, portrait, representation
definition 2: something that explains or makes clear; example.
The teacher gave an illustration of how gravity works.
synonyms:
case, demonstration, example
similar words:
clarification, exhibition, instance, picture, presentation
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The word illustration contains the following part:
lustr Latin root that means shine