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English definition of “illustration”

illustration

noun [C or U]     /ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən/
an example that shows something: In our illustration of how much your initial investment might be worth at term , we are assuming an 8% rate of return .
(Definition of illustration noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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