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illustrative

  
  
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      adj   oft ADJ of n  
A second illustrative example was taken from The Observer newspaper...     
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illustrative

  
  
delineative, descriptive, diagrammatic, explanatory, explicatory, expository, graphic, illustrational, interpretive, pictorial, representative, sample, typical  

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