illustrative

[ ih-luhs-truh-tiv, il-uh-strey-tiv ]
/ ɪˈlʌs trə tɪv, ˈɪl əˌstreɪ tɪv /

adjective

serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples.

Origin of illustrative

First recorded in 1635–45; illustrate + -ive
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Word Origin and History for illustrative

illustrative


adj.

1640s, from illustrate + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper