Synonyms of illustration
1 exampleDictionary • These figures are an illustration of the country's dynamism.
example • examples of sexism and racism in the police force
case • Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
instance • a serious instance of corruption
sample • We're giving away 2000 free samples.
explanation • his lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
demonstration • physical demonstrations of affection
interpretation • the interpretation of the scriptures
specimen • a perfect specimen of a dinosaur fossil
clarification • I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
case in point
exemplar • One of the wittiest exemplars of the technique was M.C. Escher.
elucidation • a work devoted to the elucidation of James Joyce's greatest novel
2 pictureDictionary • She looked like a princess in a nineteenth century illustration.
picture • drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
drawing • She did a drawing of me.
painting • a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
image • A computer creates an image on the screen.
print • Hogarth's famous series of prints
plate • The book has 55 colour plates.
figure • Figure 26 shows a small circular garden of herbs.
portrait • Lucian Freud has been asked to paint a portrait of the Queen.
representation • a life-like representation of Christ
sketch • a sketch of a soldier
portrayal • a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light
likeness • The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
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caseA case is a person or their particular problem that a doctor, social worker, or other professional is dealing with.
• Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
clarificationTo clarify something means to make it easier to understand, usually by explaining it in more detail. (noun)
• I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
demonstrationA demonstration of a quality or feeling is an expression of it.
• physical demonstrations of affection
Thesaurus for illustration from the Collins English Thesaurus
pictorial matter used to explain or decorate a text