Illustration vs Micrograph - What's the difference?

illustration | micrograph |

As nouns the difference between illustration and micrograph

is that illustration is illustration while micrograph is an image such as a photograph that presents the microscopic at a macroscopic scale.

As a verb micrograph is

to produce such an image by micrography.



(en noun)
  • 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.
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  • 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
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    (en noun)
  • An image such as a photograph that presents the microscopic at a macroscopic scale.
  • An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.
  • Derived terms

    * electron micrograph * optical micrograph


    (en verb)
  • To produce such an image by micrography