See also: Illustration

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From Middle French illustration, from Latin illūstrātiō, from illūstrō (I illustrate). Morphologically illustrate +‎ -ion

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪl.əˈstɹeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: il‧lus‧tra‧tion
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illustration (countable and uncountable, plural illustrations)

  1. The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct;
  2. The state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
  3. Something which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England will regard it as a measure of justice for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup - but it was also an illustration of how they rode their luck for long periods in front of a predictably partisan home crowd.
  4. A picture designed to decorate a publication, or elucidate a literary work.
    The illustration showing the water cycle made it much easier to understand for the children.
    The sleeve of the band's new CD includes illustrations from deceased former members.
  5. A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)[1]

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  1. ^ "an illustration [...] is a computer projection of future premiums, cash values and death benefits based on the current dividend scale (whole life) or current interest rates and current costs of insurance (universal life)." taken from http://www.evaluatelifeinsurance.org

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Etymology edit

From Latin illūstrātiōnem, from illūstrō (to illustrate).

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illustration f (plural illustrations)

  1. illustration
  2. photo, picture
  3. (somewhat archaic) illustrious or celebrated one

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  • Turkish: ilüstrasyon

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illustration c

  1. illustration

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Declension of illustration 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative illustration illustrationen illustrationer illustrationerna
Genitive illustrations illustrationens illustrationers illustrationernas

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