Definitions for Graphicˈgræf ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

graph•icˈgræf 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.

    Category: Math

  6. of or pertaining to the graphic arts.

  7. depicted in a realistic or vivid manner:

    graphic sex and violence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. containing graphic descriptions:

    a graphic movie.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (n.)a product of the graphic arts, as a drawing or print.

    Category: Fine Arts

  10. a computer-generated image.

    Category: Computers

Origin of graphic:

1630–40; < L graphicus of painting or drawing < Gk graphikós able to draw or paint =gráph(ein) to draw, write +-ikos -ic



  1. telegraphic.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: a combining form of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -graph 3 or -graphy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. graphic, computer graphic(adj)

    an image that is generated by a computer

  2. graphic, graphical, in writing(p)(adj)

    written or drawn or engraved

    "graphic symbols"

  3. graphic(adj)

    describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail

    "graphic sexual scenes"

  4. graphic(adj)

    of or relating to the graphic arts

    "the etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic work"- British Book News

  5. graphic, graphical(adj)

    relating to or presented by a graph

    "a graphic presentation of the data"

  6. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid(adj)

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

    "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. graphic(adjective)ˈgræf ɪk

    very detailed

    He described the attack in graphic detail.

  2. graphicˈgræf ɪk

    relating to drawing

    a graphic artist


  1. graphic(Noun)

    A drawing or picture.

  2. graphic(Noun)

    A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.

    I've just played this new computer game: the graphics are amazing.

  3. graphic(Adjective)

    drawn, pictorial

  4. graphic(Adjective)

    vivid, descriptive

  5. graphic(Adjective)

    grotesque or otherwise repulsively gory

  6. graphic(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Graphic(adj)

    alt. of Graphical

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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.

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