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graphic Explained

graphic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


graphic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1610, "traced" (implied in graphical), from L. graphicus "picturesque," from Gk. graphikos "of or for writing, belonging to drawing, picturesque," from graphe "writing, drawing," from graphein "write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus. Meaning "of or pertaining to drawing" is from 1756; that of "vivid" is from 1669, on the notion of words that produce the effect of a picture. ///

graphic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Latin; Origin: graphicus, from Greek graphikos, from graphein; -GRAPHY]//
1 a graphic account or description of an event is very clear and gives a lot of details, especially unpleasant ones: vivid// --a graphic account of her unhappy childhood// --His illness is described in graphic detail .//
2 [only before noun] connected with or including drawing, printing, or designing: --a graphic artist// --the graphic arts//

graphic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "graphic":
accurate, apish, autograph, autographic, calligraphic,
chirographic, clear, clear-cut, cogent, compelling, convincing,
cursive, definite, delineative, delineatory, depictive,
descriptive, detailed, diagrammatic, distinct, drawn, echoic,
embodying, engrossed, explicit, expositive, expressive, faithful,
figurative, flowing, freehand, gory, graphoanalytic, graphologic,
graphometric, holograph, holographic, ideographic, illustrational,
illustrative, imaginative, imitative, in longhand, in shorthand,
in writing, incarnating, incisive, inscribed, italic, italicized,
lifelike, limning, longhand, lucid, manifest, manuscript,
meaningful, mimetic, mimish, monochrome, naturalistic, on paper,
onomatopoeic, painty, particular, pastose, penciled, penned,
personifying, perspicuous, photographic, pictographic, pictorial,
picturable, pictural, picturesque, plain, polychrome, portraying,
precise, printed, realistic, representational, representative,
representing, running, scenographic, scriptorial, scriptural,
scumbled, shorthand, simulative, striking, stylographic,
suggestive, symbolizing, telling, true to life, typifying,
unambiguous, unmistakable, visible, visual, vivid, well-defined,
well-drawn, written

graphic at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Intelligibility): intelligible, clear, lucid, perspicuous, luminous, transparent, popularized, comprehensible, plain, distinct, explicit, precise, graphic, expressive, meaningful, illustrative, explanatory, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable, manifest, unconfused, legible, recognizable.

[ADJ] (Representation): representative, illustrative, represented, imitative, figurative, iconic, like, graphic, descriptive.

[ADJ] (Painting): painted, pictorial, graphic, picturesque.

[ADJ] (Description): descriptive, graphic, narrative, epic, suggestive, historic, traditional, legendary, described.

graphic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [only before noun] connected with drawings and design, especially in the production of books, magazines, etc:
graphic design * a graphic artist / designer
2 (of descriptions, etc.) very clear and full of details, especially about sth unpleasant:
a graphic account / description of a battle * He kept telling us about his operation, in the most graphic detail.

Graphic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

-graph \-graph\ (-gr[.a]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[a^]f"[i^]k), Graphical
\Graph"ic*al\ (-[i^]*kal), 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}.>

graphic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols" [syn: {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, lithographis, and engravings which together
form his graphic work"- Brit. Book News
4: relating to or presented by a graph; "a graphic presentation
of the data" [syn: {graphical}]
5: evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry
and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike
portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn: {lifelike}, {pictorial},

graphic at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* graphick Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|graphicus||belonging to painting or drawing, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » γραφικός||belonging to painting or drawing, picturesque, of or for writing; of style, lively|tr=graphikos|lang=grc, from Inter: term » γραφή||drawing, painting, writing, a writing, description, etc.|tr=graphē|lang=grc, from Inter: term » γράφω|tr=graphō|lang=grc.


* Inter: rhymes » æfɪk


Inter: en-ad » j
  • drawn, pictorial
    1. vivid, descriptive
    2. grotesque or otherwise repulsively gory
    3. pornographic

      Related terms

      * graphical

      Derived terms

      * graphics card


      Inter: trans-top » drawn, pictorial

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غرافيك|m|tr=ğrafik|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|جرافيك|m|tr=grafek|sc=Arab
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gràfic
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|grafisch
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|grafika
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|graafinen, Inter: t+ » fi|kuvallinen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|graphique
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|graphisch|alt=grafisch/graphisch
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|grafika
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|grafisk
    • Polish: graficzny {{m}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gráfico

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » vivid, descriptive
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gràfic
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kursailematon

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|graphisch, Inter: t+ » de|grafisch
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|billedlig
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gráfico

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A drawing or picture.
    1. Inter: context » mostly in plural A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.
    2. : Ive just played this new computer game: the graphics are amazing.''

      Related terms

      * graphic art

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


    Inter: trans-top » a drawing or picture
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gràfic|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|grafiko
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuva

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Graphik|f
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|grafiko
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|grafaic|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (in the plural) computer generated images as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|gràfics|m|p
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|grafiikka

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Graphik {{f}}
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|grafaic|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

    Translation: de » graphic
    Translation: et » graphic
    Translation: fa » graphic
    Translation: fr » graphic
    Translation: ko » graphic
    Translation: io » graphic
    Translation: id » graphic
    Translation: kn » graphic
    Translation: kk » graphic
    Translation: hu » graphic
    Translation: mg » graphic
    Translation: my » graphic
    Translation: no » graphic
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    Translation: ta » graphic
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    Translation: vi » graphic
    Translation: zh » graphic