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illustrative Line breaks: il¦lus¦tra|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈɪləstrətɪv/

Definition of illustrative in English:


1Serving as an example or explanation: this timetable is provided for illustrative purposes only
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  • 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.
2Relating to pictorial illustration: the illustrative arts
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  • His photographs are an illustrative depiction of the scene specifically shot for particular assignments.
  • These paintings of the 18th Century portray the richness and exuberance of illustrative art in those times.
  • Loans of photographs and other illustrative items are being sought to accompany the displays of Silsden's old industries.


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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