graphic

graphic

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of graphic in English

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English

Alternative forms

  • graphick (obsolete)

Etymology

From Latin graphicus (belonging to painting or drawing), from Ancient Greek γραφικός (graphikós, belonging to painting or drawing, picturesque, of or for writing; of style, lively), from γραφή (graphḗ, drawing, painting, writing, a writing, description, etc.), from γράφω (gráphō, scratch, carve) (cognate with English carve).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæfɪk/
  • Rhymes: -æfɪk

Adjective

graphic (comparative more graphic, superlative most graphic)

  1. drawn, pictorial
  2. vivid, descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence
  3. (geology) Having a texture that resembles writing, commonly created by exsolution, devitrification and immiscibility processes in igneous rocks.
    graphic granite

Derived terms

  • graphics card

Related terms

  • graphical

Translations

Noun

graphic (plural graphics)

  1. A drawing or picture.
  2. (mostly in plural) A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.
    I've just played this new computer game: the graphics are amazing.

Related terms

  • graphic art
  • graph
  • graphical
  • graphician
  • lithographic
  • photographic
  • pornographic
  • reprographic

Translations

Further reading

  • graphic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • graphic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • graphic at OneLook Dictionary Search

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