graph´ic|ly


graph´ic|ly
graph|ic «GRAF ihk», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. producing by words the effect of a picture; lifelike; vivid: »

The returned soldier gave a graphic account of a battle.

2. of or about diagrams and their use; working by means of graphs rather than calculations.
3. shown by a graph: »

The principal kept a graphic record of school attendance for a month.

4. of or about drawing, painting, engraving, or etching: »

graphic art.

5. of or used in handwriting. The letters of the alphabet are graphic symbols.
7. presenting an appearance like writing or printing: »

graphic ore.

8. Obsolete. a) drawn with a pencil or pen. b) clearly traced.
–n.
any work of graphics or the graphic arts, such as an etching, drawing, lithograph, or engraving.
[< Latin graphicus < Greek graphikós < graph writing, drawing < gráphein write]
graph´i|cal|ly,
graph´ic|ly, adverb.
graph´ic|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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