a picture is worth a thousand words

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reportedly first used by Frederick R. Barnard, in Printer's Ink (December, 1921), while commenting that graphics can tell a story as effectively as a large amount of descriptive text.[1]

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Proverb[edit]

a picture is worth a thousand words

  1. A visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Origin of "a picture is worth a thousand words" at www.phrases.org.uk