• Door, Illustrating Panel Construction
    Door, Illustrating Panel Construction
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj illustrative clarifying by use of examples
    • adj illustrative serving to demonstrate
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation
    • Illustrative Making illustrious.
    • Illustrative Tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
    • illustrative Tending to illustrate. Tending to elucidate, explain, or exemplify: as, an argument or a simile illustrative of a subject.
    • illustrative Tending to make glorious or illustrious; honorific.
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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
    • adjs Illustrative having the quality of making clear or explaining
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  • Henry James
    “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”
  • John Keats
    “Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.”
  • John Keats
    “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. ”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. illustrāre, -ātum, to light up—illustris, prob. in, in, lux, lucis, light.


In literature:

The following story, illustrative of dual metamorphosis, was told to me on fairly good authority.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
With Seven Illustrations by J. FINNEMORE, R.I.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Otherwise nearly all modern illustration would come into our scope.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
With 60 character Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
It may be mentioned in illustration that the price paid for the object-glass of the Lick telescope exceeded ten thousand pounds.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Illustrated by F. C. Yohn.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Let us take three or four examples in illustration of what I mean.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Spain, which has been already referred to in illustration of the evils of ignorance, affords a striking illustration for our present purpose.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
To take an illustration from a pupil's essay.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Other surface work, sometimes called LACE-STITCH, is illustrated in the sampler, Illustration 34.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
The following example may suffice to illustrate the intricacy of the legislation passed in pursuance of this policy.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
I might relate a thousand others in illustration of the melancholy fact that hospitality has been the bane of my life.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Perhaps, by way of illustration, we may employ an analogy.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Illustrated; review questions; glossary.
"Paper-Cutting Machines" by Niel, Jr., Gray
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
With 12 full-page Illustrations by GORDON BROWNE in black and tint.
"Blackie & Sons Catalogue - 1886" by Various
Even if the art of popular illustration had been better understood, the means of production were exceedingly limited.
"The Pictorial Press" by Mason Jackson
Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Drug failure in these cases is another illustration of how much psychotherapy means in connection with drug treatment.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
With Illustrations, 8vo, 8s.
"A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy" by Alexander Hughes Bennett

In poetry:

There are artists small and artist great,
With lines both bold and free –
It takes a Low to illustrate
Us bards of low degree.
"Caricatures " by Henry Lawson
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
You get Vegematic and the Pocket Fisherman, too,
Iluminated, illustrated History of Life
And Box Car Willie with a ginsu knife,
A bamboo steamer and a garden weasel, too,
And a tie dyed day-glow souvenir shirt
From Six Flags Over Burbank.
"Vegematic" by Shel Silverstein
And at the end of the service the infantry outside fired volley after volley,
While the people inside the cathedral felt melancholy,
As the sound of the musketry smote upon the ear,
In honour of the illustrous William, whom they loved most dear.
"The Funeral of the German Emperor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Illustration of the Burnside Expedition, printed in Harper's Weekly, Jan 4, 1862.
The long-awaited installation of a power-sharing government in Burundi only illustrated the hurdles still facing the small central African nation, where civil war has killed an estimated 200,000 people over the better part of a decade.
Photo illustration by The New York Times.
Alice Schertle, Author, Petra Mathers, Illustrator, illus.
Illustration(Hector Casanova/The Kansas City Star Hector Casanova ).
Poster by Warner Bros./Illustration by ScreenCrush.
Kudos to The Country Bookshop for hosting the author/illustrator Jan Brett.
Every Page of 'Moby Dick', Illustrated by Hand .
All images from Everett Collection, except illustration (second from right) from Photofest.
35 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (1989) 51 points.
This illustration makes a compelling point about the controversial punctuation.
He had them and used an illustration of principle/process and compromise .
Illustration Mitt Romney by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
Illustration Gurley by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times more.

In science:

As an illustration to the above theorems we present on Fig. 1—4 results of a computer experiment; we plotted eigenvalues of the nilpotent matrix ΞN from Eq. (1) with a random Gaussian correction.
Random regularization of Brown spectral measure
This is illustrated in the upper part of Fig. 3 for L = 16 which shows a smooth variation of [EJ ]h with h.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
To illustrate these general conclusions let us consider in detail several particular examples of f (ξ ) and obtain the corresponding pro files of pN (z ) based upon Eqs. (7) – (8) .
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
In order to illustrate some of the general properties of mechanical oscillators, we consider a dynamical system related to the Van der Pol oscillator which is standard model for nonlinear oscillators [35, 36].
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
The result (Theorem 3.1) shows that only two well-known constructions (see [6, Chapter 9] ), illustrated by the Hopf fibrations and suitable warped products over Einstein manifolds, can occur.
Harmonic morphisms with one-dimensional fibres on Einstein manifolds
This is very different from the M87 jet, illustrated above.
Revealing the Energetics and Structure of AGN Jets
We illustrate this with the moduli spaces of smooth quartic curves and rational elliptic surfaces.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
We now illustrate the above formalism by two examples.
Statistics of the occupation time for a random walk in the presence of a moving boundary
The range of temperatures in which this phase dominates is illustrated by the green shaded region in figure 1.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
Irrational values of G2 o require infinitely many SL(2, Z) transformation in the ultraviolet region, as indicated by the fractal phase pattern illustrated in figure 3.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
The geometry of the problem is illustrated in Fig.1.
Emergence of a confined state in a weakly bent wire
In section 4 we first introduce a simple but very illustrative example: a quantum system whose characteristic algebra is L (S (R+ )), and where the CSCO (complete set of commuting observables) is just the hamiltonian H .
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
This property is illustrated in figure 4 where we can follow the maximum of the effective central charge in the plane (p − K ).
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
Close to the maximum, the variations of the effective central charge itself are small, illustrating that corrections to scaling have there a small influence which is consistent with our choice in equation (10).
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
Note that at increasing thresholds the efficiency becomes smaller, as illustrated by the curve N=0, corresponding to no pixel firing because all the charge signals are below threshold.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam