Illustration [Creative, Narrative, often Literary], including technical illustration for records or texts [medical and other physical sciences, archaeological record, etc.], instruction manuels, maps, drafting elevations and other plans for purposes of engineering, architectural drafts, Electrical construction, etc.
Developments may proceed through personal appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or may proceed specific to a discipline [i.e., Oil Painting, Photography, Intaglio, etc.] or disciplines . . . . or may proceed with focus upon categories of visual arts experience [i.e., aims and objectives involved with visual elements and relationships] . . . . or may proceed specific to a Historic, Cultural, Practical, Theoretical, or Topical focus.
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Descriptive 1. having the quality of describing; characterized by description. 2. Gram. a. (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh milk. Cf. limiting. b. (of a clause) nonrestrictive. Cf. restrictive (def. 4). 3. noting, concerned with, or based upon fact or experience. 4. characterized by or based upon the classification and description of material in a given field: descriptive botany.
Describe 1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of. 2. to pronounce, as by a designating term; label. 3. to indicate; be a sign of; denote. 4. to represent or delineate by a picture or figure; draw or trace the outline of: to describe an arc. [ME describe(n) < L describe(re). See DE-, SCRIBE1] -Syn. 1. portray, represent; recount, tell, relate, narrate.
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
Describe 1. to set down in writing or the like, as for the purpose of preserviing evidence. 2. to cause [one's opinion, vote, etc.] to be set down or registered. 3. to register [sounds, signals, etc.] so that they can be reproduced by mechanical or electronic equipment. -v..i. 4. to record something; make a record. n. 5. the act of recording. 6. the state of being recorded, as in writing. 7. a piece of writing, a chart, etc. that provides information or the like for ready reference. 8. the infomation or the like provided. 9. the impression made by one's past, esp. for good or bad. 10. a disk or other object on which sounds are recorded for later reproduction. 11. the greatest attainment of its kind. esp. in sports. 12. Law. 1. the commitment to writing, as authentic evidence, of something having legal importance. b. evidence preserved in this manner. c. an authentic or official written report of proceedings of a court of justice. 13. a criminal record: a suspect with a rrecord. 14. go on record, to issue a public statement of one's opinion or stand. 15. off the record, a. not for publication. b. not official. c. confidential. 16. on record, a. existing as a matter of public knowledge; known. b. existing in a publication, document, file, etc. -adj. 17. making or constituting a record. 18. surpassing or superior to all others. [ME record(en) < OF record(er) < L recordárí to remember, recollect = re- RE- + cord- (s. of cors) heart] -Syn. 1. register, enroll, enter, note. 7. chronicle, history, jourrnal; note, memorandum
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]