Definitions for GRAPHICSˈgræf ɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(used with a sing. v.) the art of drawing.
(used with a pl. v.)
Category: Fine Arts
Ref: graphic arts (def. 1). 1
(used with a pl. v.) titles, credits, and other text shown on a motion picture or television screen.
Category: Radio and Television, Showbiz
(used with a sing. v.) the science of calculating by diagrams.
(used with a sing. v.)
Ref: computer graphics.
Origin of graphics:
artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter(noun)
photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
"the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
pictures used on a computer, TV, etc.
The making of architectural or engineering drawings.
The graphic arts.
The pictorial representation and manipulation of data; the process by which a computer displays data.
the art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according to mathematical rules, as in perspective, projection, and the like
Graphics are visual presentations on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to brand, inform, illustrate, or entertain. Graphics word is derived from the word graph. A graph has x and y axis. Same way something which is created in digital word is seen on a digital screen, this screen also has x and y axis. So the output on any digital device is termed as graphics. In other words an image that is generated by a computer called graphics. 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. Examples are photographs, drawings, Line Art, graphs, diagrams, typography, numbers, symbols, geometric designs, maps, engineering drawings, or other images. Graphics often combine text, illustration, and color. Graphic design may consist of the deliberate selection, creation, or arrangement of typography alone, as in a brochure, flier, poster, web site, or book without any other element. Clarity or effective communication may be the objective, association with other cultural elements may be sought, or merely, the creation of a distinctive style.
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