Origin of illustration
Examples from the Web for illustration
It also offers an illustration about vaccine safety in general.
Now, its fantastic rooms house the first national museum focused solely on the art of American illustration.
His illustration Daybreak was once the most reproduced work of art in the world.
Insist that it's as clear an illustration of rape as you're going to see on cable TV—because it is.Why We Should Pretend the ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene Never Happened|Andrew Romano|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The picture was never actually published, but an illustration based on the picture was.
A boy's life in a secluded New England town in winter does not afford many points for illustration.The Story of a Bad Boy|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
One of the finest of these, and an admirably perfect suit, is shown in our illustration (Fig. 28).Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
The illustration is ludicrously inadequate, as every illustration must be, simply because the human case is unique.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
It looks upon the hero as an illustration in the story of the war, which it reads like history.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner|Charles Dudley Warner
Our meaning will perhaps be made clear by an illustration from the healing art.The philosophy of life, and philosophy of language, in a course of lectures|Frederick von Schlegel
British Dictionary definitions for illustration
Word Origin and History for illustration
c.1400, "a shining;" early 15c., "a manifestation;" mid-15c., "a spiritual illumination," from Old French illustration "apparition, appearance," and directly from Latin illustrationem (nominative illustratio) "vivid representation" (in writing), literally "an enlightening," from past participle stem of illustrare "light up, make light, illuminate;" figuratively "make clear, disclose, explain; adorn, render distinguished," from assimilated form of in- "in" (see in- (2)) + lustrare "make bright, illuminate," related to lucere "shine," lux "light" (see light (n.)). Mental sense of "act of making clear in the mind" is from 1580s. Meaning "an illustrative picture" is from 1816.