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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 illustrate a book or other work, or such pictures collectively.
synonyms:
artwork
similar words:
design, drawing, frontispiece, graphic, illumination, picture, plate, portrait, portrayal, representation, vignette
definition 2: the art of making such pictures.
similar words:
art, design, drawing
definition 3: something that clarifies; example.
written illustrations of dictionary meanings
synonyms:
case, demonstration, example, exemplar, representation
similar words:
clarification, elucidation, exhibition, illumination, instance, picture, portrayal, presentation
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The word illustration contains the following part:
lustr Latin root that means shine