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illustration

noun
     
il‧lus‧tra‧tion
1 [countable]TCN a picture in a book, article etc, especially one that helps you to understand it:
The book contains 62 pages of illustrations.
2 [uncountable and countable] a story, event, action etc that shows the truth or existence of something very clearly
illustration of
a striking illustration of 19th century attitudes to women
For the purposes of illustration, some of the more important symptoms are listed below.
3 [uncountable]AVP the act or process of illustrating something

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