Picture vs Illustration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between picture and illustration

is that picture is a representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc while illustration is 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.

As a verb picture

is to represent in or with a picture.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

picture

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.
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  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author= , volume=100, issue=2, page=106, magazine=(w) , title= Pixels or Perish , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • An image; a representation as in the imagination.
  • *(Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1772-1834)
  • *:My eyes make pictures when they are shut.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture . I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *2007 , The Workers' Republic
  • *:Prior to seeing him and meeting him, and hearing him speak, I had conjured up a picture' of him in my mind, which actual contact with him proved to be an illusion. I had conceived of him.
  • A painting.
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Here the stripped panelling was warmly gold and the pictures , mostly of the English school, were mellow and gentle in the afternoon light.}}
  • A photograph.
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  • (label) A motion picture.
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  • ("the pictures") Cinema (as a form of entertainment).
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  • A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).
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  • The art of painting; representation by painting.
  • *Sir (Henry Wotton) (1568-1639)
  • *:any well-expressed imageeither in picture or sculpture
  • A figure; a model.
  • *(James Howell) (c.1594–1666)
  • *:the young king's picture in virgin wax
  • Synonyms

    * (representation as in the imagination) image

    Derived terms

    * out of the picture * picture-perfect * picture postcard * (as) pretty as a picture * the big picture * picturesque * picture framing

    Verb

    (pictur)
  • To represent in or with a picture.
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  • To imagine or envision.
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  • Picture yourself on a boat on a river / With tangerine trees and marmalade skies,
  • To depict.
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    Noun

    (f)
  • illustration

    Noun

    (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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 19 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Ukraine , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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
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