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I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn't like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers.
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Meaning of "illustration" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ILLUSTRATION

illustration  [ˌɪləˈstreɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ILLUSTRATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Illustration is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ILLUSTRATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

illustration

Illustration

An illustration is a visualization or a depiction made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. The word comes from the latin word illustra'tio, illu'stro meaning enlighten, irradiate. Printing is the current process for reproducing illustrations, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. Illustrations can be artistic images illustrating for example a text, poem, fashion, magazines, stamps or a book and very often illustrations were made for children's books. The aim of an illustration is to elucidate or decorate a story, poem or piece of textual information by providing a visual representation of something described in the text. Illustrations can also represent scientific images of flora, medicine or different processes, a biological or chemical processes or technical illustrations to give information on how to use something. Illustrations can be executed in different techniques, like watercolor, gouache, ink, oil, charcoal chalk or woodcut. Paintings are usually original works made on canvas or wood, while illustrations are printed.

Definition of illustration in the English dictionary

The first definition of illustration in the dictionary is pictorial matter used to explain or decorate a text. Other definition of illustration is an example or demonstration. Illustration is also the act of illustrating or the state of being illustrated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ILLUSTRATION


administration
ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən
arbitration
ˌɑːbɪˈtreɪʃən
castration
ˌkæˈstreɪʃən
concentration
ˌkɒnsənˈtreɪʃən
corporation
ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən
demonstration
ˌdɛmənˈstreɪʃən
filtration
fɪlˈtreɪʃən
frustration
frʌˈstreɪʃən
infiltration
ˌɪnfɪlˈtreɪʃən
maladministration
ˌmælədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən
ministration
ˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən
nitration
naɪˈtreɪʃən
orchestration
ˌɔːkɪsˈtreɪʃən
penetration
ˌpɛnɪˈtreɪʃən
perpetration
ˌpɜːpɪˈtreɪʃən
preregistration
ˌpriːrɛdʒɪˈstreɪʃən
registration
ˌrɛdʒɪˈstreɪʃən
sequestration
ˌsiːkwɛˈstreɪʃən
titration
taɪˈtreɪʃən
ultrafiltration
ˌʌltrəfɪlˈtreɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ILLUSTRATION

illusionism
illusionist
illusionistic
illusive
illusively
illusiveness
illusorily
illusoriness
illusory
illust.
illustratable
illustrate
illustrated
illustrational
illustrative
illustratively
illustrator
illustrious
illustriously
illustriousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ILLUSTRATION

accreditation
action
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
creation
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation
foundation

Synonyms and antonyms of illustration in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ILLUSTRATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «illustration» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of illustration

Translation of «illustration» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ILLUSTRATION

Find out the translation of illustration to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of illustration from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «illustration» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

例证
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ilustración
570 millions of speakers

English

illustration
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चित्रण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِيضَاحٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иллюстрация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ilustração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিত্রণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

illustration
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ilustrasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Illustration
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

挿絵
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

삽화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ilustrasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự minh họa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पष्टीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

örnekleme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

illustrazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ilustracja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ілюстрація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ilustrare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εικονογράφηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

illustrasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

illustrering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

illustrasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of illustration

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ILLUSTRATION»

The term «illustration» is very widely used and occupies the 4.684 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ILLUSTRATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about illustration

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10 QUOTES WITH «ILLUSTRATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word illustration.
1
Kate Adie
Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
2
Chris Van Allsburg
At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.
3
William Banting
For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
4
Graeme Base
I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn't like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers.
5
Charles M. Blow
An illustration is a visual editorial - it's just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.
6
David Bolinsky
Anyone having to do with medicine will have looked at Frank Netter's art work... I decided I would make him my model... getting my degree in medical illustration and then going on to medical school.
7
Max Cannon
I was doing illustration work, and the cartooning slowly took over.
8
George Combe
He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
9
John Conyers
There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
10
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ILLUSTRATION»

Discover the use of illustration in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to illustration and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique
A guide to illustrating fashion from a designer's perspective offers guidance on rendering movement, attitude, prints, textures, and embellishments.
Anna Kiper, 2011
2
Illustration
And for the new form these readings take, the reader-critic must in turn assume responsibility. The author investigates one topic of importance for cultural studies: the relation of verbal and visual forms in the multimedia works.
Joseph Hillis Miller, 1992
3
Illustration
In this book, simply but eloquently entitled Illustration, Bob Gill features many of his favorite works, completed between 1952 and 2004.
Bob Gill, 2004
4
The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
Scientific illustrators refer to it as their "bible." This gorgeous, comprehensive handbook belongs on the shelf of anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration.
Elaine R. S. Hodges, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (U.S.), 2003
5
Basics Illustration 01: Thinking Visually
The first book in the 'Basics Illustration' series, 'Thinking Visually', features the work of more than 100 international illustrators, educators and students demonstrating diverse visual language, context, ideas, techniques and skills.
Mark Wigan, 2006
6
Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People
Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life.
Sachiko Umoto, 2010
7
Complete Digital Illustration: A Master Class in Image-Making
This book offers a master class for students and professional designers and illustrators who want to take their work beyond the constraints of two-dimensions and gain greater commercial success.
Lawrence Zeegen, 2010
8
The Big Book of Fashion Illustration
Intended for fashion illustrators and graphic designers, this book gives a variety of approaches, techniques, and styles for illustrating fashion with hundreds of images.
Martin Dawber, 2007
9
Essential Fashion Illustration
This book's aim is to submerge the reader in the world of illustration.
Maite Lafuente, 2006
10
Forensic Art and Illustration
Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms.
Karen T. Taylor, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ILLUSTRATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term illustration is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sturgeon hits out at New Statesman cover illustration | Deadline News
NICOLA Sturgeon has hit out the New Statesman magazine – calling their cover illustration of her “cringeworthy.” This week's cover touts an ... «Deadline News, Jul 15»
2
Clear-headed and confident: how Labour should act on the world …
Nate Kitch illustration for Natalie Nougayrede. 'The left's choice is between an inward-looking 'little England' syndrome, and a globally ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Medical-artist.com Wins Yoga Illustration Contract for QUID Publishers
Leading UK medical illustration company, Medical-artist.com, has been chosen by Quid Publishers to illustrate The Student's Anatomy of Yoga ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
4
'crazed and violent,' racist illustration of Mayor Kevin Johnson
The NAACP is demanding that SN&R's editorial board reprimand the staff responsible for the illustration. It is also asking for an apologiy from ... «Sacramento News & Review, Jul 15»
5
Talented graphic designers and artists congregate to display their …
The graphic design and illustration scene in London is going from strength to strength at the moment, and part of the reason might be the British ... «Cool Hunting, Jul 15»
6
Read Eminem's Heartfelt Letter & Illustration Sent To Tupac's Mother
In 1997, Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur established the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, a performing-arts based community ... «Ambrosia For Heads, Jul 15»
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Special Communication Taxes In Turkish Pay TV Markets: An …
Turkey: Special Communication Taxes In Turkish Pay TV Markets: An Illustration Of Legal Uncertainty. Last Updated: 13 July 2015. Article by Sahin Ardiyok and ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
8
10 Best 3D Illustration and Animation Firms Named by …
Businesses searching for strong 3D illustration and animation solutions turn to the recommendations provided online in order to identify ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
9
Why Is This Bizarre Illustration Taking Over The Internet?
Back in 2011, illustrator Erica Glasier created this artwork for a Forbes article titled 'The Bank of Facebook: Currency, Identity, Reputation'. «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»
10
This Illustration Shows Why BMI Can Be A Poor Indicator Of Health
BMI is a commonly used metric that's supposed to tell you if you're at a healthy weight or not. As this illustration created from scans of real ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Illustration [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/illustration>. Nov 2019 ».
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