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"Vivid representation" (in ink),

literally, "an enlightening." ...Figuratively

to make clear, 

to legally 


Encyclopedia Britannica


[il-uh-strey-shuh n] Spell Syllables • noun

1. something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine.

2. a comparison or an example intended forexplanation or corroboration.

3. the act or process of illuminating.

4. Archaic. illustriousness; distinction.


Word Origin and History for concept

1325; Middle English the act of making vivid, illustrating.

1400; a shining; a manifestation, a spiritual illumination. From Old Frenchillustration; an "appearance". Directly 

from Latin illustrationem; a "vivid representation" (in ink).

Literally, "an enlightening". To "light up, makelight, 

illuminate". Figuratively to make clear, disclose, 

adorn, and to clearly render distinguished. 

To "make bright,and illuminate".

From 1580s, related to lucere "shine."

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