illustratively

illustrative

[ih-luhs-truh-tiv, il-uh-strey-tiv]
adjective
serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples.

Origin:
1635–45; illustrate + -ive

illustratively, adverb
nonillustrative, adjective
nonillustratively, adverb
overillustrative, adjective
overillustratively, adverb
self-illustrative, adjective
unillustrative, adjective
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illustrate (ˈɪləˌstreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to clarify or explain by use of examples, analogy, etc
2.  (tr) to be an example or demonstration of
3.  (tr) to explain or decorate (a book, text, etc) with pictures
4.  (tr) an archaic word for enlighten
 
[C16: from Latin illustrāre to make light, explain, from lustrāre to purify, brighten; see lustrum]
 
'illustratable
 
adj
 
'illustrative
 
adj
 
'illustratively
 
adv
 
'illustrator
 
n

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