graphic arts

plural noun

Also called graphics. the arts or techniques, as engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, and other methods, by which copies of an original design are printed from a plate, block, or the like.
the arts of drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Nearby words

  1. grapheme,
  2. graphemics,
  3. graphene,
  4. graphic,
  5. graphic accent,
  6. graphic design,
  7. graphic equalizer,
  8. graphic granite,
  9. graphic novel,
  10. graphicacy

Origin of graphic arts

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for graphic arts

graphic arts

pl n

any of the fine or applied visual arts based on drawing or the use of line, as opposed to colour or relief, on a plane surface, esp illustration and printmaking of all kinds
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