illustrative

  • 1Illustrative — Il*lus tra*tive, a. 1. Tending or designed to illustrate, exemplify, or elucidate. [1913 Webster] 2. Making illustrious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2illustrative — I adjective annotative, clarifying, definitive, delineator/, depictive, descriptive, elucidative, evincive, exemplary, explanatory, expository, figurative, general, graphic, illuminative, indicative, inferential, interpretative, narrative,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3illustrative — (adj.) 1640s, from ILLUSTRATE (Cf. illustrate) + IVE (Cf. ive) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4illustrative — [adj] explanatory allegorical, clarifying, comparative, corroborative, delineative, descriptive, diagrammatic, emblematic, exemplifying, explicatory, expository, figurative, graphic, iconographic, illuminative, illustrational, illustratory,… …

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  • 5illustrative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving as an example or explanation. DERIVATIVES illustratively adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6illustrative — [i lus′trə tiv, il′ə strāt΄iv] adj. [ML(Ec) illustrativus] serving as an illustration or example illustratively adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7Illustrative — Die Illustrative ist ein Kunstfestival. Im Zentrum der Illustrative steht eine Ausstellung für zeitgenössische Illustration und Grafik, die eine aktuelle Werkschau dieser Disziplinen zeigt. Erweitert wird die Ausstellung durch einen offenen… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 8Illustrative — L Illustrative est un festival d art qui a lieu chaque année à Berlin. Au cœur de l Illustrative se tient une exposition d illustration et de graphisme contemporains qui est pour ces disciplines une vitrine des dernières tendances. Cette… …

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  • 9illustrative — adj. illustrative of (illustrative of one s views) * * * [ ɪləstreɪtɪv] illustrative of (illustrative of one s views) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10illustrative — il|lus|tra|tive [ˈıləstreıtıv, strət US ıˈlʌstrətıv] adj 1.) helping to explain the meaning of something illustrative of ▪ The case is illustrative of a common pattern. ▪ For illustrative purposes , only a simple example is given here. 2.) having …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11illustrative — [[t]ɪ̱ləstrətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you use something as an illustrative example, or for illustrative purposes, you use it to show that what you are saying is true or to make your meaning clearer. [FORMAL] A second illustrative… …

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  • 12illustrative — adjective Date: 1643 serving, tending, or designed to illustrate < illustrative examples > • illustratively adverb …

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  • 13illustrative — illustratively, adv. /i lus treuh tiv, il euh stray tiv/, adj. serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples. [1635 45; ILLUSTRATE + IVE] * * * …

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  • 14illustrative — adjective Demonstrative, exemplative, showing an example or demonstrating. This example of bad behavior is illustrative of his continued bad behavior …

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  • 15illustrative — ● illustratif, illustrative adjectif Qui sert d exemple caractéristique : Un propos illustratif …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 16illustrative — adj. Illustrative is used with these nouns: ↑example, ↑quotation …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17illustrative — il|lus|tra|tive [ ı lʌstrətıv, ılə,streıtıv ] adjective FORMAL an illustrative example, fact, document, etc. helps to explain something more clearly or show that something is true …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18illustrative — adjective helping to explain the meaning of something: an illustrative example see also: illustrate (2) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19illustrative — adjective the parables are wonderfully illustrative Syn: exemplifying, explanatory, elucidative, explicative, expository, exegetical; demonstrative, descriptive, representative, indicative, emblematic, symbolic, typical; rare evincive …

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  • 20illustrative — UK [ˈɪləstrətɪv, ɪˈlʌstrətɪv] / US [ɪˈlʌstrətɪv, ˈɪləˌstreɪtɪv] adjective formal an illustrative example, fact, document etc helps to explain something more clearly or show that something is true …

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