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illustrative

[ ih-luhs-truh-tiv, il-uh-strey-tiv ]
/ ɪˈlʌs trə tɪv, ˈɪl əˌstreɪ tɪv /
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adjective
serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples.
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Origin of illustrative

First recorded in 1635–45; illustrate + -ive

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