Noun illustration has 4 senses
  1. illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
    --1 is a kind of
    artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter
    --1 has parts: caption, legend
    --1 has particulars:
     picture, pictorial matter; figure, fig; chart; graph, graphical record
    Derived forms: verb illustrate3, verb illustrate2
  2. exemplification, illustration - showing by example
    --2 is a kind of demonstration, demo
    Derived form: verb illustrate1
  3. example, illustration, instance, representative - an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
    --3 is a kind of information
    --3 has particulars:
     apology, excuse; exception; precedent, case in point; quintessence; sample; specimen
    Derived form: verb illustrate1
  4. illustration - a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars: plate
    Derived forms: verb illustrate3, verb illustrate2