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Definition of GRAPHIC

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Graphic \Graph"ic\ (gr[a^]f"[i^]k), Graphical \Graph"ic*al\ (gr[a^]f"[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; of or pertaining to graphics; as, graphic art work. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

     2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines. [1913 Webster]

              The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.
                                                    --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

     4. Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive description; as, a graphic writer. [1913 Webster]

     5. Well delineated; clearly and vividly described; characterized by, clear, detailed, and impressive description; vivid; evoking lifelike images within the mind; as graphic details of the President's sexual misbehavior; a graphic description of the accident; graphic images of violence. [WordNet sense 5]

     Syn: lifelike, pictorial, vivid.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

     6. Hence: describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes. [WordNet 1.5]

     7. relating to or presented by a graph[2]; as, a graphic presentation of the data. [WordNet sense 3]

     Syn: graphical.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     {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 sculpture.

     {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}.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

expressed \expressed\ adj.
     1. Communicated in words.

     Syn: uttered, verbalized.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     2. Precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to implication. Opposite of {implicit}. [Narrower terms: {graphic}] Also See: {definite}, {denotative}, {denotive}, {overt}, {open}, {unequivocal}, {unambiguous}.

     Syn: explicit, express.
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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