illustrative illustrative  /ɪ ˈlə strə tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) clarifying by use of examples
  2. (adj) serving to demonstrate

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Compiler Smith lists his proverbs alphabetically, dates the earliest published examples, gives illustrative quotations, but is not always able to explain their origins.
  2. The storied banking giant's demise was an illustrative lesson for the industry and for academics one that may lead to lasting changes in business-school curriculums.
  3. Barry uses the top half of each panel for her running commentary with the bottom part usually containing an illustrative dialogue exchange.

News

  1. Blog List

    Perhaps the most pathetic - and most illustrative - moment of the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal so far came earlier this month when Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel testified to the U.S. House's Appropriations Committee.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Williamsport Sun-Gazette

  2. Economix Blog: Booz Allen Hamilton Is an Example of Washington's Economic Boom

    Booz Allen Hamilton, the government contractor whose employee acknowledged leaking national security documents, is in a way illustrative of Washington’s economic boom in recent years.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Booz Allen Reaps Big Benefits From U.S.

    Booz Allen Hamilton, the government contractor whose employee acknowledged leaking national security documents, is in a way illustrative of Washington’s economic boom in recent years.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances," Costello said in a statement.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Elvis Costello Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Collins said: "We used Hawk-Eye as the illustrative example as it is the most well-known and is being used to make decisions in major tennis events such as Wimbledon. Technologies such as Hawk-Eye are meant to relegate line-call controversies to the...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Harry Collins Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "The Santa Cruz incidents are illustrative of a shift in the approach animal-rights activism has taken," said Frankie Trull, founder and president of the National Association of Biomedical Research in Washington. "Many, many scientists really...
    on Aug 2, 2009 By: Frankie Trull Source: San Jose Mercury News

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