1. Relating to, characterized by, or composed of pictures.
2. Represented as if in a picture: pictorial prose.
3. Illustrated by pictures: a pictorial history.
An illustrated periodical.
[From Latin pictōrius, from pictor, painter; see PICTOR.]
pic·to′ri·ali·ty (-ălĭ-tē) n.
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