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WORDS THAT USE -GRAPHIC
What does -graphic mean?
The combining form -graphic is used like a suffix meaning “of or relating to something drawn or written,” often to denote a recording of something. It is often used in scientific and technical terms.
The combining form -graphic comes from a combination of two forms. The first is -graph, from Greek -graphos, meaning “drawn or written, one who draws or writes.” The second form is the suffix -ic, which denotes an adjective.
What are variants of -graphic?
While -graphic doesn’t have any variants, it is related to the forms -graphy, as in telegraphy, as well as -graph, as in pictograph. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles on -graphy and -graph.
Examples of -graphic
An example of a word you may have encountered that features -graphic is micrographic, “of or relating to the description or delineation of microscopic objects.”
You may recognize the form micro-, meaning “small,” from Greek mīkrós. The form -graphic means “of or relating to something drawn or written.” Micrographic literally translates to “of or relating to a drawing [recording] of something small.”
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How to use graphic in a sentence
Most of it is taken up by a graphic inviting the visitor to participate in the 2016 online presidential straw poll.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?|Michael Tomasky|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.Why My Norovirus Panic Makes Me Sick|Lizzie Crocker|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Detainees were described, in graphic detail, being rectally fed against their will.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon|Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution|Michael Zantovsky|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His work also provides a graphic account of injured females who were assaulted by marauding “gangs” of Adélie males.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems hardly possible to draw a more graphic picture of the blessings diffused by the balmy plant, than that just given.
They were all very happy and merry, for Stanley was recounting with graphic power some of the incidents of his recent voyage.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
While reading, he generally interspersed a few pointed remarks or graphic explanations, and Eric learnt much in this simple way.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
His graphic account of his interview will well illustrate the manner in which he treated the Republicans.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The account in Larousse's "Grand Dictionnaire" is so graphic that it makes one's flesh creep.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks