(used with a singular verb) the art of drawing, especially as used in mathematics, engineering, etc.
(used with a plural verb) graphic arts (def. 1).
(used with a plural verb)Movies, Television. the titles, credits, subtitles, announcements, etc., shown on the screen before, or as part of, a film or television program.
(used with a singular verb) the science of calculating by diagrams.
(used with a singular or plural verb)Computers. computer graphics.
Computers. pertaining to pictorial information displayed, plotted, or printed by a computer: When you draw a picture on a graphics tablet the computer displays the same picture on the screen.
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How to use graphics in a sentence
The computer graphics are monotone overlaid in Lucky Charms leprechaun green.Up To a Point: Binge Watching Putin's Propaganda Network | P. J. O’Rourke | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are slideshows, graphics, interactive maps, heartbreaking narratives, anguished family members.
Featuring headache-inducing black-and-red graphics, the Virtual Boy was an abject failure.The Game You Wear on Your Face: Virtual Reality Is Finally Here | Alec Kubas-Meyer | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We've come a long way from the headache-inducing black and red graphics of Nintendo's Virtual Boy.The Game You Wear on Your Face: Virtual Reality Is Finally Here | Alec Kubas-Meyer | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To early adopters, Homestar Runner was that light, in vector graphics with actionscript.Homestar Runner, Trogdor the Burninator, and the Birth of the Internet | Rich Goldstein | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He turned our baggage out on to a mat, and evidently meant to overhaul it thoroughly, when a few Daily graphics caught his eye.The Land of the Black Mountain | Reginald Wyon
The many images of the original are inline here as grayscale graphics in PNG format, scaled to 480 or 512 pixels width.Line and Form (1900) | Walter Crane
Unfortunately, but by no accident, this metaphor was taken over in computer graphics.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
But in that case you are tied to call, and this fixity of programme is objected to by 'graphics.'Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
The original cover was modified to include graphics from the article.
British Dictionary definitions for graphics
(functioning as singular) the process or art of drawing in accordance with mathematical principles
(functioning as singular) the study of writing systems
(functioning as plural) the drawings, photographs, etc, in the layout of a magazine or book, or in a television or film production
(functioning as plural) the information displayed on a visual display unit or on a computer printout in the form of diagrams, graphs, pictures, and symbols
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Scientific definitions for graphics
The representation of data in a way that includes images in addition to or instead of text. Computer-aided design, typesetting, and video games, for example, involve the use of graphics.
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