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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -graph  \-graph\  (-gr[.a]f)  [From  Gr  gra`fein  to  write.  See 
  {Graphic}.]  A  suffix  signifying  something  written,  a  writing; 
  also  a  writer;  as  autograph,  crystograph,  telegraph, 
  photograph.  Graphic  \Graph"ic\  (gr[a^]f"[i^]k),  Graphical 
  \Graph"ic*al\  (-[i^]*kal),  a.  [L.  graphicus,  Gr  grafiko`s,  fr 
  gra`fein  to  write;  cf  F.  graphique  See  {Graft}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  arts  of  painting  and  drawing. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  art  of  writing. 
 
  3.  Written  or  engraved;  formed  of  letters  or  lines. 
 
  The  finger  of  God  hath  left  an  inscription  upon  all 
  his  works  not  graphical,  or  composed  of  letters. 
  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  4.  Well  delineated;  clearly  and  vividly  described. 
 
  5.  Having  the  faculty  of  or  characterized  by  clear  and 
  impressive  description;  vivid;  as  a  graphic  writer. 
 
  {Graphic  algebra},  a  branch  of  algebra  in  which  the 
  properties  of  equations  are  treated  by  the  use  of  curves 
  and  straight  lines. 
 
  {Graphic  arts},  a  name  given  to  those  fine  arts  which  pertain 
  to  the  representation  on  a  fiat  surface  of  natural 
  objects;  as  distinguished  from  music,  etc.,  and  also  from 
  sculpture. 
 
  {Graphic  formula}.  (Chem.)  See  under  {Formula}. 
 
  {Graphic  granite}.  See  under  {Granite}. 
 
  {Graphic  method},  the  method  of  scientific  analysis  or 
  investigation,  in  which  the  relations  or  laws  involved  in 
  tabular  numbers  are  represented  to  the  eye  by  means  of 
  curves  or  other  figures;  as  the  daily  changes  of  weather 
  by  means  of  curves,  the  abscissas  of  which  represent  the 
  hours  of  the  day  and  the  ordinates  the  corresponding 
  degrees  of  temperature. 
 
  {Graphical  statics}  (Math.),  a  branch  of  statics,  in  which 
  the  magnitude,  direction,  and  position  of  forces  are 
  represented  by  straight  lines 
 
  {Graphic  tellurium}.  See  {Sylvanite}.> 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  graphic 
  adj  1:  written  or  drawn  or  engraved;  "graphic  symbols"  [syn:  {graphical}, 
  {in  writing(p)}] 
  2:  describing  nudity  or  sexual  activity  in  graphic  detail; 
  "graphic  sexual  scenes" 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  the  graphic  arts;  "the  etchings, 
  drypoints  lithographis,  and  engravings  which  together 
  form  his  graphic  work"-  Brit.  Book  News 
  4:  relating  to  or  presented  by  a  graph;  "a  graphic  presentation 
  of  the  data"  [syn:  {graphical}] 
  5:  evoking  lifelike  images  within  the  mind;  "pictorial  poetry 
  and  prose";  "graphic  accounts  of  battle";  "a  lifelike 
  portrait";  "a  vivid  description"  [syn:  {lifelike},  {pictorial}, 
  {vivid}] 




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