(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An example]
Syn. instance, case, model, sample; see example 1 .
2. [An illustrative picture]
Syn. drawing, painting, engraving, etching, line drawing, diagram, figure, sketch, frontispiece, tailpiece, cartoon, vignette, halftone, inset picture, newsphoto; see also design 1 , picture 3 , representation .
See Synonym Study at instance .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. demonstration exemplification, example, anecdote, story, analogy, sampling, case in point, instance.
2. drawing depiction, painting, portrayal, sketch, diagram, cartoon, reproduction, design, figure, artwork, picture.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something that serves to explain or clarify: clarification, construction, decipherment, elucidation, exegesis, explanation, explication, exposition, illumination, interpretation. Archaic: enucleation. See EXPLAIN. 2. One that is representative of a group or class: case, example, instance, representative, sample, specimen. See SUBSTITUTE.

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