graphic

[ graf-ik ]
/ ˈgræf ɪk /

adjective Also graph·i·cal.

noun

a product of the graphic arts, as a drawing or print.
a computer-generated image.

Origin of graphic

1630–40; < Latin graphicus of painting or drawing < Greek graphikós able to draw or paint, equivalent to gráph(ein) to draw, write + -ikos -ic; cognate with carve

Related forms

Definition for graphic (2 of 2)

-graphic

a combination of -graph and -ic, forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -graph: telegraphic.

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British Dictionary definitions for graphic

graphic

graphical

/ (ˈɡræfɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

graphically or graphicly, adverbgraphicalness or graphicness, noun

Word Origin for graphic

C17: from Latin graphicus, from Greek graphikos, from graphein to write; see carve
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