Definition of illustrative in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈləstrədiv/
Pronunciation: /ˈiləˌstrādiv/


Serving as an example or explanation: this timetable is provided for illustrative purposes only
More example sentences
  • Both examples are illustrative of the problems which arise because organizations, including banks, must of their nature act through human agents.
  • They're seen as too important to ditch - and that's illustrative of the way universities view their students.
  • And the process is illustrative of how organized they are, what kind of things they value, how careful they are.
exemplifying, explanatory, elucidative, explicative, expository, exegetical;
demonstrative, descriptive, representative, indicative, emblematic, symbolic, typical
rare evincive



Example sentences
  • Therefore, Woolf is engagingly and illustratively gesticulatory.
  • But illustratively, if we look at motor vehicle accidents, something like about 5% of the claims that go through motor vehicle injury schemes account for something like about 50% of the total cost of those schemes.
  • As Lock recognizes, ‘Thoth's book uses the inscribed image illustratively rather than deterministically.’

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Syllabification: il·lus·tra·tive

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