adjective Also graph·i·cal.
- graphic accent,
- graphic arts,
- graphic design,
- graphic equalizer,
- graphic granite
Origin of graphic
Examples from the Web for graphic
Most of it is taken up by a graphic inviting the visitor to participate in the 2016 online presidential straw poll.
Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.
Detainees were described, in graphic detail, being rectally fed against their will.
For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.
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
An aged man was listening to a graphic account of what the new state of things would be like.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
From his graphic story of his experiences we copy some of the most interesting details.The San Francisco Calamity|Various
Graphic records are not essential as in auricular flutter to establish the condition.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
Corresponding to each word is another card bearing simply the graphic transcription and the name of the foot.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
Hence the necessity of the written word or the word represented by graphic signs.The Montessori Method|Maria Montessori
Word Origin for graphic
"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.