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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·lus·tra·tion /ˌɪləsˈtreʃən ||ɪˌlʌs-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lus·tra·tion n.
 1. The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
 2. That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
 3. A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
      2: showing by example [syn: exemplification]
      3: 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" [syn: example, instance,
      4: a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used
         make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand