Definition of illustration :
1. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
2. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
3. The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
simile, decipherment, typification, fable, voice, exegesis, figure, explain, interpretation, elucidation, sample, parable, clarification, good example, exemplar, interpreter, enucleation, design, etching, frontispiece, vignette, exposition, deterrent example, instance, spokesperson, object lesson, construction, congressman, allegory, case, representative, congresswoman, substitute, explication, illumination, engraving, lesson, example, exercise, explanation, fiction
demonstration (part of speech: noun)
evidence (part of speech: noun)
deposition, certification, confirmation, attestation, connotation, evidence, declaration, manifestation, data, demonstration, information, documentation, fact, exemplification, observation, corroboration, testimony, indication, support, proof, establishment, substantiation, exhibit, statement, counter-evidence, specimen, determination, authentication, validation, quotation
representation (part of speech: noun)
cartoon, duplication, drawing, likeness, carving, approximation, idol, statue, metaphor, imitation, model, silhouette, depiction, image, cast, effigy, portrayal, impression, picture, copy, pastiche, analogy, miniature, photograph, replica, snapshot, representation, bust, outline, rendering, facsimile, figurine
drawing (part of speech: noun)
- An illustration will make this clear. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- The form of humour to express the speed of the world was common, but it struck me as a terrible illustration of my father's. - "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- The method is almost sufficiently explained by the illustration in Fig. - "A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing", Bernard D. Bolas.