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graph·ic

 (grăf′ĭk)
adj. also graph·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1.
a. Of or relating to written representation.
b. Of or relating to pictorial representation.
2. Of, relating to, or represented by a graph: a chart that provided graphic representation of population statistics.
3. Depicted or described in vivid detail: a graphic account of the accident. See Synonyms at vivid.
4. Of or relating to the graphic arts: a student of graphic design.
5. Of or relating to graphics.
6. Geology Having crystals resembling printed characters.
n.
1. A work of graphic art.
2. A diagram or image 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 graphē, writing, from graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

graph′i·cal·ly adv.
graph′ic·ness n.

graphic

(ˈɡræfɪk) or

graphical

adj
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)

adj.
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.
n.
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.

-graphic

a combining form of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -graph or -graphy: telegraphic.

graphic

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

graphic

adjective
2. pictorial, seen, drawn, visible, visual, representational, illustrative, diagrammatic a graphic representation of how the chemical acts on the body
pictorial impressionistic

graphic

adjective
1. Of or relating to representation by means of writing:
2. Of or relating to representation by drawings or pictures:
3. Described verbally in sharp and accurate detail:
4. Serving to describe:
Translations
حَي، واضِحمُتَعَلِّق بالرَّسْم والخَط
barvitýgrafickýživý
grafiskmalende
graafinengrafiikkakursailematonkuvakuvallinen
grafikus
grafískurlifandi, myndrænn
grafický

graphic

[ˈgræfɪk]
A. ADJ
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)

graphic

adj
(= 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

:
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

graph

(graf) noun
a diagram consisting of a line or lines drawn to show changes in some quantity. a graph of temperature changes.
ˈgraphic adjective
1. vivid. a graphic description of an accident.
2. of painting, drawing etc. the graphic arts.
ˈgraphically adverb
graph paper
paper covered in small squares used for drawing graphs on.
References in classic literature ?
In fact, he rather prided himself on his narrow escapes, and liked to thrill the girls with graphic accounts of his triumphs over wrathful tutors, dignified professors, and vanquished enemies.
His conversation was in free and easy defiance of Murray's Grammar,[1] and was garnished at convenient intervals with various profane expressions, which not even the desire to be graphic in our account shall induce us to transcribe.
It was described, in graphic language, how all irregularities and depressions were obliterated, and a smooth surface of several miles' area laid bare, and that this area had the appearance of having been PLANED BY A PLANE.
No need of the as yet un- dreamed-of telegraph; the tale flew from man to man, from group to group, from house to house, with little less than tele- graphic speed.
said the captain, interrupting himself in the middle of one of his graphic sentences.
The free trappers are a more independent class; and in describing them, we shall do little more than transcribe the graphic description of them by Captain Bonneville.
Of his life, career, achievements, and end nothing is preserved for the edification of his young successors in the fleet of to-day - nothing but this phrase, which, sailor-like in the simplicity of personal sentiment and strength of graphic expression, embodies the spirit of the epoch.
After scoring over my calmness in this graphic way he nodded wisely.
It opened with simplicity; some natural and graphic touches disclosed to the reader the scene of virgin forest and great, New-World river --barren of sail and flag--amidst which the epistle was supposed to be indited.
Still, the sneer at my graphic powers irritated me - for I am considered a good artist - and, therefore, when you handed me the scrap of parchment, I was about to crumple it up and throw it angrily into the fire.
And I discovered in his speeches that this man of books could be graphic and picturesque.
Lucy stood by the central table, heedless of Punch and the Graphic, trying to answer, or at all events to formulate the questions rioting in her brain.