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graph·ics

 (grăf′ĭks)
n.
1.
a. (used with a sing. verb) The making of drawings in accordance with the rules of mathematics, as in engineering or architecture.
b. (used with a pl. verb) Calculations, as of structural stress, from such drawings.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) See graphic arts.
3.
a. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The pictorial representation and manipulation of data, as used in computer-aided design and manufacture, in typesetting and the graphic arts, and in educational and recreational programs.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The process by which a computer displays data pictorially.

graphics

(ˈɡræfɪks)
n
1. (Art Terms) (functioning as singular) the process or art of drawing in accordance with mathematical principles
2. (Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of writing systems
3. (Journalism & Publishing) (functioning as plural) the drawings, photographs, etc, in the layout of a magazine or book, or in a television or film production
4. (Computer Science) (functioning as plural) the information displayed on a visual display unit or on a computer printout in the form of diagrams, graphs, pictures, and symbols

graph•ics

(ˈgræf ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the art of drawing.
2. (used with a pl. v.) graphic arts (def. 1).
3. (used with a pl. v.) titles, credits, and other text shown on a motion picture or television screen.
4. (used with a sing. v.) the science of calculating by diagrams.
5. (used with a sing. v.) computer graphics.
[1885–90]

graph·ics

(grăf′ĭks)
1. The representation of data in a way that includes images in addition to text. Computer-aided design, typesetting, and video games, for example, involve the use of graphics.
2. The process by which a computer displays information in the form of images.

graphics

Pictures made with a computer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graphics - photographs or other visual representations in a printed publicationgraphics - photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
visual communication - communication that relies on vision
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
drawing - an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper; "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
2.graphics - the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
computer graphics - the pictorial representation and manipulation of data by a computer
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
Translations
grafika
grafik
grafiikkapiirtäminen
grafika
画像
제도법
grafik
ภาพกราฟฟิก
hình minh họa

graphics

[ˈgræfɪks]
A. N
1. (= art of drawing) → artes fpl gráficas
2. (= graphs) → gráficas fpl
3. (Comput) → gráficos mpl
4. (= pictures) → dibujos mpl
B. CPD graphics environment N (Comput) → entorno m gráfico
graphics pad N (Comput) → tablero m de gráficos

graphics

[ˈgræfɪks]
n
(= art) → arts mpl graphiques
(= process) → graphisme m
npl (= drawings) → illustrations fpl
I designed the graphics, she wrote the text → J'ai conçu les illustrations, elle a écrit le texte. computer graphicsgraphics card ncarte f graphique

graphics

n
sing (= subject)Zeichnen nt, → zeichnerische or grafische Darstellung
pl (= drawings)Zeichnungen pl, → (grafische) Darstellungen pl
pl (Comput) → Grafik f; can your computer do graphics?ist Ihr Computer grafikfähig?
adj attr (Comput) → Grafik-; graphics cardGrafikkarte f; graphics modeGrafikmodus m; graphics printerGrafikdrucker m; graphics softwareGrafiksoftware f

graphics

[ˈgræfɪks] n (sg, art, process) → grafica; (pl, drawings) → illustrazioni fpl

graphics

رُسُوم جرافيك grafika grafik grafische Darstellung γραφικά diseño gráfico grafiikka graphisme grafika grafica 画像 제도법 grafische afbeeldingen grafikk grafika gráfico графика grafik ภาพกราฟฟิก grafik hình minh họa 图形
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.