What is another word for illustration?

Synonyms for illustration
ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃənil·lus·tra·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustrationnoun

    artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

  2. exemplification, illustrationnoun

    showing by example

    representative, exemplification, example, instance, typification

  3. example, illustration, instance, representativenoun

    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. illustrationnoun

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

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illustrationnoun

    elucidation, explanation, exemplification

  2. illustrationnoun

    illustrative picture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illustrationnoun

    elucidation, exemplification, comparison, example, simile

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  1. Democratic National Committee:

    It's a great illustration of' Distracting Donald.' This was one of the lowest moments in the history of the American presidency -- that press conference, trump blinked this week. He's Putin's poodle. And that's the reality.

  2. Christopher Wray:

    It's an indication and an illustration of just how challenging and diverse this particular threat is.

  3. Jim Heimann:

    This is a great example of the lush illustration used at the time and it shows a kind of surrealistic, whimsical approach with people dancing around a giant cigarette.

  4. 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.

  5. Ingrid Weir:

    Who you love is an illustration of you... but whomever loves you back is you... in HD.

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