- giving a clear and effective picture; vivid: a graphic account of an earthquake.
- pertaining to the use of diagrams, graphs, mathematical curves, or the like; diagrammatic.
- of, relating to, or expressed by writing: graphic symbols.
- written, inscribed, or drawn.
- depicted in a realistic or vivid manner: graphic sex and violence.
- containing graphic descriptions: a graphic movie.
- Geology. (of a rock) having a texture formed by the intergrowth of certain minerals so as to resemble written characters.
- Mathematics. pertaining to the determination of values, solution of problems, etc., by direct measurement on diagrams instead of by ordinary calculations.
- of or relating to the graphic arts.
- a product of the graphic arts, as a drawing or print.
- a computer-generated image.
Origin of graphic
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Examples from the Web for graphically
Incidences of gay men being hanged in public have been graphically reported upon.Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough
October 30, 2014
Reality-TV series have, over time, gleefully charged to the extreme edge of how graphically they could show childbirth.Reality TV’s Grossest Moments: Dead Cats, Donkey Semen & More (VIDEO)
December 5, 2012
But the industrial logic of the merger is graphically evident: Fewer flights, more crowded cabins.Bad News for Fliers
April 30, 2010
After a few minutes, the two men stop fighting and begin passionately and graphically to make love.The Brünos Who Surround Us
July 11, 2009
Graphically written is his visit to Thiers on behalf of Rochefort.
Can it be that so graphically described by Brother Syngleton Spyke?An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
In a word, the order to be followed is graphically represented in H, Fig. 103.Handwork in Wood
This change in composition is graphically represented in Figure 6.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Triple balance may be graphically shown by three discs in contact.A Color Notation
Albert H. Munsell
- vividly or clearly describeda graphic account of the disaster
- sexually explicit
- of or relating to writing or other inscribed representationsgraphic symbols
- maths using, relating to, or determined by a grapha graphic representation of the figures
- of or relating to the graphic arts
- geology having or denoting a texture formed by intergrowth of the crystals to resemble writinggraphic granite
Word Origin and History for graphically
"vivid," 1570s (implied in graphically), from Latin graphicus "picturesque," from Greek graphikos "of or for writing, belonging to drawing, picturesque," from graphe "writing, drawing," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "of or pertaining to drawing" is from 1756. Related: Graphically. Graphic design is attested by 1956. Graphic equalizer is from 1969.