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illustrationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪl.əˈstreɪ.ʃən/

illustration noun [C or U] (PICTURE)

C1 a picture in a book, magazine, etc. or the process of illustrating something: a full-page illustration colour/black and white illustrations
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illustration noun [C or U] (EXAMPLE)

C2 an example that explains or proves something: This delay is a perfect illustration of why we need a new computer system. A couple of examples are included, by way of illustration (= to show the meaning more clearly).
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Translations of “illustration”
in Korean 삽화…
in Arabic رَسْم إيضاحي…
in Portuguese ilustração…
in Catalan il·lustració…
in Japanese イラスト…
in Italian illustrazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 闡明, 例證,實例…
in Russian иллюстрация, пример…
in Turkish resim, şekil, (kitap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阐明, 例证,实例…
in Polish ilustracja, przykład…
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