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graph·ic  (grfk)
adj. also graph·i·cal (--kl)
a. Of or relating to written representation.
b. Of or relating to pictorial representation.
2. Of, relating to, or represented by or as if by a graph.
a. Described in vivid detail.
b. Clearly outlined or set forth.
4. Of or relating to the graphic arts.
5. Of or relating to graphics.
6. Geology Having crystals resembling printed characters.
1. A work of graphic art.
2. A pictorial device used for illustration, as in a lecture.
3. A graphic display generated by a computer or an imaging device.

[Latin graphicus, from Greek graphikos, from graph, writing, from graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

graphi·cal·ly adv.
graphic·ness n.
Synonyms: graphic, lifelike, realistic, vivid
These adjectives mean strikingly sharp and accurate: a graphic account of the battle; a lifelike portrait; a realistic description; a vivid recollection.

graphic (ˈɡræfɪk) or graphical
1. vividly or clearly described: a graphic account of the disaster.
2. sexually explicit
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to writing or other inscribed representations: graphic symbols.
4. (Mathematics) maths using, relating to, or determined by a graph: a graphic representation of the figures.
5. (Art Terms) of or relating to the graphic arts
6. (Geological Science) geology having or denoting a texture formed by intergrowth of the crystals to resemble writing: graphic granite.
[C17: from Latin graphicus, from Greek graphikos, from graphein to write; see carve]
ˈgraphically ˈgraphicly adv ˈgraphicalness ˈgraphicness n
graph•ic (ˈgræf ɪk)

1. giving a clear and effective picture; vivid: a graphic account of an earthquake.
2. pertaining to the use of diagrams, graphs, mathematical curves, or the like; diagrammatic.
3. of, pertaining to, or expressed by writing: graphic symbols.
4. formed by inscription or drawing.
5. pertaining to the determination of mathematical values, solution of problems, etc., by direct measurement on diagrams instead of by ordinary calculations.
6. of or pertaining to the graphic arts.
7. depicted in a realistic or vivid manner: graphic sex and violence.
8. containing graphic descriptions: a graphic movie.
9. a product of the graphic arts, as a drawing or print.
10. a computer-generated image.
[1630–40; < Latin graphicus of painting or drawing < Greek graphikós able to draw or paint =gráph(ein) to draw, write + -ikos -ic]
graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
graph′ic•ness, n.
a combining form of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -graph or -graphy: telegraphic.

Any and all products of the cartographic and photogrammetric art. A graphic may be a map, chart, or mosaic or even a film strip that was produced using cartographic techniques.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.graphic - an image that is generated by a computer
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
Adj.1.graphic - written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols"
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"
2.graphic - describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail; "graphic sexual scenes"
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
3.graphic - of or relating to the graphic arts; "the etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic work"- British Book News
4.graphic - relating to or presented by a graph; "a graphic presentation of the data"
5.graphic - evoking lifelike images within the mindgraphic - evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

2. pictorial, seen, drawn, visible, visual, representational, illustrative, diagrammatic a graphic representation of how the chemical acts on the body
pictorial impressionistic
graphic [ˈgræfɪk]
1. (= vivid) [description, picture] → muy gráfico
to describe sth in graphic detaildescribir algo con todo lujo de detalles
2. (Art, Math) → gráfico
B. CPD graphic artist Ngrafista mf
graphic arts NPLartes fpl gráficas
graphic design Ndiseño m gráfico
graphic designer Ngrafista mf
graphic equalizer Necualizador m gráfico
graphic [ˈgræfɪk] adj (= explicit) [scene, description] → cru(e)
(= vivid) account, descriptionanschaulich; (= unpleasantly realistic)drastisch; to describe something in graphic detailetw in allen Einzelheiten anschaulich darstellen
(Art) → grafisch; graphic workGrafiken pl ? also graphics

graphic artist
nGrafiker(in) m(f)
graphic arts
pl, graphic design
nGrafik f
graphic designer
nGrafiker(in) m(f)
graphic display
n (Comput) → grafische Anzeige
graphic equalizer
n(Graphic) Equalizer m
graphic novel
n Roman in Cartoonform, → Comicheft nt
graphic [ˈgræfɪk] adj (gen) → grafico/a; (vivid, description) → di grande efficacia, vivido/a
the graphic arts → le arti grafiche

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