Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun illustration

4 senses of illustration

Sense 1
illustration -- (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)
       => artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter -- (photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book")

Sense 2
exemplification, illustration -- (showing by example)
       => demonstration, demo -- (a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response")

Sense 3
example, illustration, instance, representative -- (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")
       => information -- (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Sense 4
illustration -- (a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand)
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

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