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noun illustration pronunciation in British English /ˌɪləˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a picture, drawing, or photograph used for decorating a book or explaining something

    The illustration shows the correct grip to use.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the art of illustrating books
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] an example, event, fact etc that shows that something else is true, or shows what something is like
    give/provide an illustration:

    The project provides a good illustration of how people can work together.

    by way of illustration (=as an example):

    By way of illustration, he described the loneliness felt when a partner dies.

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