Graphic Definition

graphical, graphics
Describing or depicting in vivid and realistic detail.
A rather graphic war movie.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to written representation.
American Heritage
Of or relating to pictorial representation.
American Heritage
Described or depicted in vivid and realistic detail.
Graphic details of the battle.
Webster's New World
Of handwriting; used or expressed in handwriting.
Webster's New World
A work of graphic art.
American Heritage
An illustration, graph, map, caption, etc. accompanying a newspaper or magazine article, appearing on a computer or TV screen, etc.
Webster's New World
A diagram or image used for illustration, as in a lecture.
American Heritage
A graphic display generated by a computer or an imaging device.
American Heritage
  • computer graphic
Of or relating to a (specified) method or process for recording or describing.
Telegraphic, stenographic.
Webster's New World

Origin of Graphic

  • From Latin graphicus (“belonging to painting or drawing”), from Ancient Greek γραφικός (graphikos, “belonging to painting or drawing, picturesque, of or for writing; of style, lively”), from γραφή (graphē, “drawing, painting, writing, a writing, description, etc.”), from γράφω (graphō).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin graphicus from Greek graphikos from graphē writing from graphein to write gerbh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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