Illustration vs Explanation - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between illustration and explanation
is that illustration
is illustration while explanation
is the act or process of explaining.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.
That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.
, date=June 19
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Ukraine
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=England will regard it as a measure of justice for Frank Lampard's disallowed goal against Germany in Bloemfontein at the 2010 World Cup - but it was also an illustration
of how they rode their luck for long periods in front of a predictably partisan home crowd.}}
A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.
A calculated prevision of insurance premiums and returns (life insurance)
["an illustration [...] is a computer projection of future premiums, cash values and death benefits based on the current dividend scale (whole life) or current interest rates and current costs of insurance (universal life)." taken from http://www.evaluatelifeinsurance.org]
The act or process of explaining.
Something that explains, makes understandable.
- The explanation was long and drawn-out.
(euphemistic) An excuse, apologetic justification not based on enough evidence.
- An explanation for each UFO sighting was easily found.
* (act or process of explaining) clarification, elucidation, elaboration