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Synonyms of 'illustration'

(noun) 
Definition
an example
These figures are an illustration of the country's dynamism.
Synonyms
example
examples of sexism and racism in society
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case
Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
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instance
a serious instance of corruption
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sample
We're giving away 2000 free samples.
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explanation
his lucid explanation of the mysteries of cricket
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demonstration
physical demonstrations of affection
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interpretation
the interpretation of the scriptures
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specimen
a perfect specimen of a dinosaur fossil
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clarification
I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
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case in point
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exemplar
One of the wittiest exemplars of the technique was M.C. Escher.
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elucidation
a work devoted to the elucidation of James Joyce's greatest novel
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(noun) 
Definition
a picture or diagram used to explain or decorate a text
He made his illustrations of birds as he travelled in America.
Synonyms
picture
drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
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drawing
She did a drawing of me.
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painting
a large oil-painting of Queen Victoria
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image
All people want to see is an image on the TV screen.
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print
Hogarth's famous series of prints
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plate
The book has 55 colour plates.
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figure
Figure 26 shows a small circular garden of herbs.
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portrait
oversize portraits of royal ancestors
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representation
a life-like representation of Christ
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sketch
a sketch of a soldier
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portrayal
a near-monochrome portrayal of a wood infused with silvery light
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likeness
The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of case
Definition
a single instance or example of something
Some cases of arthritis respond to a gluten-free diet.
in the sense of clarification
I have written to the union asking for clarification of my position.
in the sense of demonstration
physical demonstrations of affection

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