1. [ noun ] artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
Related terms: artwork figure graph chart picture caption illustrate
2. [ noun ] showing by example
Synonyms: exemplification
Related terms: demonstration exemplify
3. [ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type
Synonyms: example instance representative

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is a good example on page 10"

Related terms: information sample exception specimen precedent apology quintessence exemplify exemplify
4. [ noun ] a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
Related terms: representation plate illustrate
Similar spelling:   illustrative