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English definition of “illustration”

illustration

noun [C or U] (EXAMPLE)    /ˌɪl.əˈstreɪ.ʃən/
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 ).Samples and examples
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