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English Dictionary: graphic by the DICT Development Group
2 results for graphic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols" [syn: graphic, graphical, in writing(p)]
  2. describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail; "graphic sexual scenes"
  3. of or relating to the graphic arts; "the etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic work"- British Book News
  4. relating to or presented by a graph; "a graphic presentation of the data"
    Synonym(s): graphic, graphical
  5. evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
    Synonym(s): graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid
  1. an image that is generated by a computer [syn: graphic, computer graphic]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   -graph \-graph\ (-gr[adot]f) [From Gr. gra`fein to write. See
      {Graphic}.] A suffix signifying something written, a writing;
      also, a writer; as autograph, crystograph, telegraph,
      photograph. Graphic \Graph"ic\ (gr[acr]f"[icr]k), Graphical
   \Graph"ic*al\ (-[icr]*k[ait]l), a. [L. graphicus, Gr. grafiko`s,
      fr. gra`fein to write; cf. F. graphique. See {Graft}.]
      1. Of or pertaining to the arts of painting and drawing.
      2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
      3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
                     The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all
                     his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.
                                                                              --Sir T.
      4. Well delineated; clearly and vividly described.
      5. Having the faculty of, or characterized by, clear and
            impressive description; vivid; as, a graphic writer.
      {Graphic algebra}, a branch of algebra in which, the
            properties of equations are treated by the use of curves
            and straight lines.
      {Graphic arts}, a name given to those fine arts which pertain
            to the representation on a fiat surface of natural
            objects; as distinguished from music, etc., and also from
      {Graphic formula}. (Chem.) See under {Formula}.
      {Graphic granite}. See under {Granite}.
      {Graphic method}, the method of scientific analysis or
            investigation, in which the relations or laws involved in
            tabular numbers are represented to the eye by means of
            curves or other figures; as the daily changes of weather
            by means of curves, the abscissas of which represent the
            hours of the day, and the ordinates the corresponding
            degrees of temperature.
      {Graphical statics} (Math.), a branch of statics, in which
            the magnitude, direction, and position of forces are
            represented by straight lines
      {Graphic tellurium}. See {Sylvanite}.>
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