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Synonyms for illustration
ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustration(noun)

    artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

  2. exemplification, illustration(noun)

    showing by example

    representative, exemplification, example, instance, typification

  3. example, illustration, instance, representative(noun)

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

    representative, congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, example, voice, congresswoman, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise

  4. illustration(noun)

    a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illustration

    In modern usage we may say that an allegory is an extended simile, while a metaphor is an abbreviated simile contained often in a phrase, perhaps in a word. The simile carries its comparison on the surface, in the words as, like, or similar expressions; the metaphor is given directly without any note of comparison. The allegory, parable, or fable tells its story as if true, leaving the reader or hearer to discover its fictitious character and learn its lesson. All these are, in strict definition, fictions; but the word fiction is now applied almost exclusively to novels or romances. An allegory is a moral or religious tale, of which the moral lesson is the substance, and all descriptions and incidents but accessories, as in "The Pilgrim's Progress." A fable is generally briefer, representing animals as the speakers and actors, and commonly conveying some lesson of practical wisdom or shrewdness, as "The Fables of Æsop." A parable is exclusively moral or religious, briefer and less adorned than an allegory, with its lesson more immediately discernible, given, as it were, at a stroke. Any comparison, analogy, instance, example, tale, anecdote, or the like which serves to let in light upon a subject may be called an illustration, this word in its widest use including all the rest. Compare FICTION; STORY.

    allegory, fable, fiction, metaphor, parable, simile

    chronicle, fact, history, narrative, record

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illustration(n.)

    elucidation, explanation, exemplification

  2. illustration(n.)

    illustrative picture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illustration(n)

    elucidation, exemplification, comparison, example, simile

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  1. Sirine Shebaya:

    The circumstances at Farmville right now are a perfect illustration of the ways in which the ongoing transfers that ICE has insisted on continuing are contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

  2. Richard Aboulafia:

    If anything, the market is expanding, as wealthy Gulf countries subsidise weapons purchases by militaries in less rich countries. Egypt's Rafale deal is the best illustration of that.

  3. Howard Crosby:

    A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

  4. Robert Maxim:

    It's worth underscoring how absurd it is that the descendants of the tribe that met Pilgrims, who every American learns about around this time of year, couldn't meet the definition of a' tribe,' it's just a perfect illustration of how messed up, and really, anti-Native, federal Indian policy has been throughout our history.

  5. Malika Favre:

    It makes me realize the importance and the role that art and illustration can play when it comes to social issues, it was something that was totally unexpected.

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