graphic

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin graphicus (belonging to painting or drawing), from Ancient Greek γραφικός (graphikós, belonging to painting or drawing, picturesque, of or for writing; of style, lively), from γραφή (graphḗ, drawing, painting, writing, a writing, description, etc.), from γράφω (gráphō, scratch, carve) (cognate with English carve).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæfɪk/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æfɪk

AdjectiveEdit

graphic (comparative more graphic, superlative most graphic)

  1. Drawn, pictorial.
  2. Vivid, descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence.
  3. (geology) Having a texture that resembles writing, commonly created by exsolution, devitrification and immiscibility processes in igneous rocks.
    graphic granite

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NounEdit

graphic (plural graphics)

  1. A drawing or picture.
  2. (mostly in plural) 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.

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