illustration

Definitions

  • Door, Illustrating Panel Construction
    Door, Illustrating Panel Construction
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n illustration a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
    • n illustration an item of information that is typical of a class or group "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome","there is an example on page 10"
    • n illustration showing by example
    • n illustration artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
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Additional illustrations & photos:

English Dictionary Illustrated English Dictionary Illustrated
The illustrator feeling happy, yet looking 'board The illustrator feeling happy, yet looking 'board
Advertisment for other Lee and Shepard Illustrated Hymns and Poems Advertisment for other Lee and Shepard Illustrated Hymns and Poems
Map Illustrating the Struggle for the Hudson River and the Middle States Map Illustrating the Struggle for the Hudson River and the Middle States
Map Illustrating Campaigns in the West in 1862-63 Map Illustrating Campaigns in the West in 1862-63
THE WORK OF THE BRIDGE-BUILDERS. A TOWER OF THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE NARROW ESCAPE OF JACK MCGREGGOR ON THE SWINGING COLUMN THE WORK OF THE BRIDGE-BUILDERS. A TOWER OF THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE NARROW...
CARTOON ILLUSTRATING FRANKLIN'S DIABOLICAL SCALP STORY CARTOON ILLUSTRATING FRANKLIN'S DIABOLICAL SCALP STORY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation
    • Illustration A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
    • Illustration That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
    • Illustration The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
    • n illustration The act of illustrating, or of rendering clear or obvious; explanation; elucidation; exemplification.
    • n illustration The state of being illustrated or illumined.
    • n illustration That which illustrates. Specifically A comparison or an example intended for explanation or corroboration.
    • n illustration A pictorial representation, map, etc., placed in a book or other publication to elucidate the text.
    • n illustration Illustriousness; distinction.
    • n illustration In music, same as development
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity
    • n Illustration act of making lustrous or clear: act of explaining: that which illustrates: a picture or diagram
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Quotations

  • Henry James
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    “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”
  • John Keats
    John%20Keats
    “Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.”
  • John Keats
    John%20Keats
    “A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.”
  • Howard Crosby
    Howard Crosby
    “A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “I don't write poetry with the intention of making someone sad but rather to illustrate my own feelings and ideas. ”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. illustratio,: cf. F. illustration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. illustrāre, -ātum, to light up—illustris, prob. in, in, lux, lucis, light.

Usage

In literature:

The Celtic tongues have lately received especial illustration from the researches of Mr. Garnett.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
An illustration will make this distinction clear.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The illustration shows the garden brightly illuminated by lanterns and lamps on some festival occasion.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
With illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
Yet his lordship had only seen one lesson illustrated on a very difficult horse at the Duke of Wellington's school.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
By Arabella B. Buckley, 12mo, cloth, illustrated, price $1.00.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
The Paris and Irish Sketch Books, With 63 Illustrations.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Illustration: THE ANNUAL PROBLEM.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914" by Various
With Three Illustrations by J. MACFARLANE.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
Illustrated by Douglas Duer.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Illustrated with Scenes from the Play.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Illustrations by The Kinneys.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Current magazines and newspapers are not devoid of effective illustrations.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Illustration from the Laplandic 261 309.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
With 11 Full-page Illustrations and 94 Illustrations in the Text.
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
With 188 Illustrations and a Table of Spectra in Chromo-lithography.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
EVOLUTION IN ART: AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE LIFE-HISTORIES OF DESIGNS.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
And it is another illustration of the immense, the boundless influence of example.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
Illustrating the study of pattern for airplanes.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
Illustrated, 1 50 Jealousy.
"Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

Once a woman tried to show me
Something spotless, bright and new,
And she pick'd for illustration
Objects of the dirtiest hue.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Reduce inwardly the Three Key-points to One.
This One is the Void Nature of Being,
Which only a wondrous Guru
Can clearly illustrate.
"The Song Of View, Practice, And Action" by Jetsun Milarepa
Wisdom is riches great and great estate,
Far above wealth; nor are the wise unblest
If born of lineage vile or race oppressed:
These by their doom sublime they illustrate.
"Sonnet XI." by Tommaso Campanella
He spake as never orator
Before, or since, with burning thought,
In parable, and metaphor;
Each simple illustration taught
Some sacred truth, some truth which could
By sage, or fool, be understood.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
His oysters down my back he'll throw,
Or freely spray me with his soup,
When suddenly inspired to show
How savage Ingomar should whoop,
Or illustrate the proper scream
With which to finish "Denver's Dream."
"Waiting" by C J Dennis
And sometimes he'd explain to her, which charmed her very much,
How famous operators vary very much in touch,
And then, perhaps, he'd show how he himself performed the trick,
And illustrate his meaning with a poppy and a stick.
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

91 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (1992) 21 points.
This video profile by the Guardian illustrates the challenges and skills of a top practitioner, including some surprising ones, like the scarcity of really suitable paper.
Dryansky Pegasus Books, $28.95, 360 pages, illustrated.
An illustration of the in-development Capella Georgetown.
The map below illustrates changes in personal income per capita from 2000 to 2010 using data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.
A LIFE SACRED AND PROFANE By Andrew Graham-Dixon Norton, $39.95 514 pages, illustrated.
Then you have to start eyeing some of the older children's authors and illustrators who are still around with great trepidation.
Learn a few of the beetle's favorite words in this beautifully illustrated book, which pairs new vocabulary with intricate representations.
Lemony Snicket, Author, Brett Helquist, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $12.99 (286p) ISBN 978-0-06-441012-0.
Official and Confidential The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover By Anthony Summers Illustrated 528 pages.
What a proposed mall project illustrates about subsidizing developers.
The first program in this series illustrates the tragic effects that can result when pesticides creep into nature's food chains.
So the Jeremy Lin craze goes on unabated — hotter, even, than the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — but let's don't get carried away.
The illustration shows growth control was relatively similar between Piccolo 10 XC and Bonzi.
Photo Illustration by The New York Times.
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In science:

We successively reduced the amplitude of the superposed test signal until it was no longer detectable, thereby obtaining an estimate of sensitivity. A Hewlett-Packard Arbitrary Waveform Generator was used to generate signals whose typical characteristics are illustrated in Fig. 3.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
L and the emission-weighted T for the CO (radiative cooling) models are illustrated in Figure 1b.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The behavior of DO models at time tn = 13 Gyrs in the S − T plot is illustrated in Figure 2c.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
We also give a method to obtain the parameters defining a generalized triangle group from the structure of the singular set of its factor-orbifold and illustrate it by examples.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
In this note, we discuss a general definition of quantum random walks on graphs and illustrate with a simple graph the possibility of very different behavior between a classical random walk and its quantum analogue.
An example of the difference between quantum and classical random walks
In Section IV the temperature dependence of the transport coefficients and that of the Lorenz number is numerically illustrated.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
To estimate the magnitude of the transport coefficients out of the reduced values illustrated on each figure in Sec.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
We analyze the AlB2 lattice type, describe some of the basic physical properties of diborides, and illustrate the geometric construction of metal–boron nanotubes starting from metal–diboride systems.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Instead, they illustrate the fact that outside of the refined region, the gravity field should include tidal contributions from the short-wavelength fluctuations inside the refinement volume.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The process of successive refinement is illustrated in Figure 18 for the computation of the level2 velocity field.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Since our analytic discussion may sound somewhat formal for some readers, let us illustrate it with a simple, but very instructive example.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
An illustrative example is the run test which is sensitive to the correlations.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Let me illustrate the meaning of run-down length by considering a sequence of integers between 0 and 9, given below.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Let me illustrate the technique by considering energy histogram.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
For purpose of illustration we saw how to calculate an integral by the method of Monte Carlo.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
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