[ graf-iks ]
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  1. (used with a singular verb) the art of drawing, especially as used in mathematics, engineering, etc.

  2. (used with a plural verb) graphic arts (def. 1).

  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.

  2. (used with a singular verb) the science of calculating by diagrams.

  3. (used with a singular or plural verb)Computers. computer graphics.

  1. 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.

Origin of graphics

First recorded in 1885–90; see origin at graphic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for graphics


/ (ˈɡræfɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the process or art of drawing in accordance with mathematical principles

  2. (functioning as singular) the study of writing systems

  1. (functioning as plural) the drawings, photographs, etc, in the layout of a magazine or book, or in a television or film production

  2. (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


[ grăfĭks ]

  1. 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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