• WordNet 3.6
    • adj graphic describing nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail "graphic sexual scenes"
    • adj graphic evoking lifelike images within the mind "pictorial poetry and prose","graphic accounts of battle","a lifelike portrait","a vivid description"
    • adj graphic written or drawn or engraved "graphic symbols"
    • adj graphic relating to or presented by a graph "a graphic presentation of the data"
    • adj graphic of or relating to the graphic arts "the etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic work"- British Book News"
    • n graphic an image that is generated by a computer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the beginning of the year 2001 all Canadian cigarette packaging will depict graphic images of rotting teeth and deteriorating organs.
    • Graphic describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes.
    • Graphic Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive description; as, a graphic writer.
    • Graphic Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
    • Graphic Of or pertaining to the arts of painting and drawing; of or pertaining to graphics; as, graphic art work.
    • Graphic relating to or presented by a graph{2}; as, a graphic presentation of the data.
    • Graphic Well delineated; clearly and vividly described; characterized by, clear, detailed, and impressive description; vivid; evoking lifelike images within the mind; as graphic details of the President's sexual misbehavior; a graphic description of the accident; graphic images of violence.
    • Graphic 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The basis of the Macintosh computer was Apple's Lisa which was released in 1983. This was the first system to utilize a GUI or Graphical User Interface. The first Macintosh was released in 1984.
    • graphic Pertaining to the art of writing; concerned with writing, or with words as written; chirographic; orthographic: as, graphic representation; a mere graphic variation.
    • graphic Written; inscribed; expressed by letters.
    • graphic Pertaining to the art of delineation, drawing, or picturing; concerned with the expression or conveyance of ideas by lines or strokes, as distinguished from alphabetic characters: as, the graphic arts.
    • graphic Exhibiting as in a picture; representing with accuracy; describing effectively or vividly; vivid.
    • graphic Working by drawings to scale instead of by arithmetical calculations.
    • graphic Concerned with position, not with measurement.
    • graphic In pathology, a mode of studying diseases of the heart and the great vessels by tracings of an instrument, as the sphygmograph.
    • graphic Concerned with or using graphs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before he became famous for his TV comedy work, the late Phil Hartman worked as a talented and respected graphic designer. In fact, he was the designer of the logo for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
    • adjs Graphic -al, pertaining to writing, describing, or delineating: picturesquely described: vivid
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  • Paul Klee
    “Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. graphicus, Gr. grafiko`s, fr. gra`fein to write; cf. F. graphique,. See Graft
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. graphē, a writing—graphein, to write.


In literature:

What can exceed the force and graphic truth, the searching wit and sarcasm, of the picture he sketches in 1605?
"Discovery of Witches" by Thomas Potts
This fact is illustrated by the interest columns on the graphic chart already referred to.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
Walpole's description is very graphic.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
Last summer Paris flocked to a graphic exhibition of how to rebuild a destroyed city.
"The War After the War" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson
With his emancipation from town life a new graphic impulse is developed.
"Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825" by George Borrow
For the moment, everything else was forgotten but the vivid picture which memory conjured up for her and which she so graphically described.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
He said that the murderer entered the house, and gave a graphic description of the whole thing.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
Charlie Tye recalls vividly when the Yankees passed through and graphically related the following incident.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
How graphic you are, Miss Glynn.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
He has left behind him a quaint and graphic account of my infancy, with which I shall hope to make you acquainted later on.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886" by Various
You have been told of Storri's graphic clearness of statement, once he had fully perfected the outlines of some enterprise.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
He was deliciously graphic also, and full of witty sayings of his own.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
Could anything more graphically describe the progress of a young man, from the first cup of wine to the last?
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
Graphic, Graphic Buildings, Whitefriars, London, E.C.4.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Graphic descriptions and picturesque situations abound.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
The pictures of Puritan manners, lives, and thoughts, are graphic and truthful.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
The report was graphic and lucid, such as might be expected from so intelligent a soldier.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
A graphic picture of Oriental life, full of exciting experiences.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
The instrumentation was very graphic, and as Weber had been brought up upon the stage, there were many novelties of a scenic kind.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
In De Quincey's brief sketch of the 'First Rebellion' are found some graphic historical paintings.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864" by Various

In poetry:

As long I dwell on some stupendous
And tremendous (Heaven defend us!) Monstr'-inform'-ingens-horrendous
Penman's latest piece of graphic.
"To R.K." by James Kenneth Stephen
And "Stowe," thou gifted daughter of the North,
Friend of the Southern slave, we call thee forth:
Let truth and candour guide thy graphic pen;
Denounce white slavery in the Northern men.
"Civil War In America--Expostulation" by Janet Hamilton
When country roads begin to thaw
In mottled spots of damp and dust,
And fences by the margin draw
Along the frosty crust
Their graphic silhouettes, I say,
The Spring is coming round this way.
"When Early March Seems Middle May" by James Whitcomb Riley
Though man created cross-town traffic,
The Daily Mirror, News and Graphic,
The pastoral fight and fighting pastor,
And Queen Marie and Lady Astor,
He hails himself with drum and fife
And bullies lower forms of life.
"À Bas Ben Adhem" by Ogden Nash
Nay! do but see, the room is startled with her bloom;
A thousand shadows fill the haunted atmosphere;
Birds in the tree-tops calm are shrilling of her charm:
Do but hear,
Love's own graphic voice shall paint her to thine ear.
"The Lover And The Painter" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Krull, "The Origin of Computer Graphics within General Motors," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol 16, no.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications IS - 5 SN - 0272-1716 SP EP EPD - c1 PY - 1985 KW - null VL - 5 JA.
"National Computer Graphics Association," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 4, no.
National Computer Graphics Association IS - 9 SN - 0272-1716 SP EP EPD - 3 PY - 1984 KW - null VL - 4 JA.
Megan Redlich seizes the pen and sketches on the computer graphics tablet.
Of Southern California's graphics laboratory.
Viper R/C has released their new V-Link pc software that allows you to edit and save your profiles, uses a graphical interface to help better explain changes that are being made, and you can also update your firmware for your Viper ESC.
Graphic-rich emails are producing better consumer responses because more computers can support HTML messages.
Users can graphically display and manipulate module configurations and histories.
Basole, Mengdie Hu, Pritesh Patel, John T Stasko, "Visual Analytics for Converging -Business-Ecosystem Intelligence," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 32, no.
If you are at all interested in graphic design, history or World War I, hurry over to the Art Coop in side Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
Some of the following photographs contain graphic imagery.
It also echoes a trend in the high-end computing space toward hybrid systems that include CPUs running alongside graphics technologies, which tend to work faster for particular applications, including those designed for parallel computing.
As with a laptop graphics card upgrade, the best way to proceed is to look at what CPUs have been sold with your laptop over the course of its life span, by googling " CPU ".
This story contains graphic details that might not be suitable for everyone.

In science:

The web application will send these requests to ION (IDL On the Net) to produce graphical views of the data.
A GRB Tool Shed
Applying the theory to graphical matroids, we obtain a random walk on the edge-ordered spanning trees of a graph, as well as a random walk that has a (speculative) connection with phylogenetic trees.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
In Section 6.3 we consider a third case, graphical matroids.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The second is the graphical matroid associated with a finite graph G; here E is the set of edges of G, and a subset is independent if it contains no cycles.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The lattice of flats L = L(G) of the graphical matroid can then be described as follows.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Consider now the two semigroups S, ¯S associated with the graphical matroid.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Schematic graphics of a treble-well potential and the hopping of a particle.
Stochastic resonance induced by random fields in ferroelectrics
Inserted graphics is the soft-mode frequency.
Stochastic resonance induced by random fields in ferroelectrics
They also depend on the size of the graphical ob jects that are used in the 3D scene (e.g. the size of the roads).
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
More graphically, this identification amounts to a “redrawing the diagram with t–channels running vertically and s–channels running horizontally”, see Fig. 11.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In Fig. 1.6, we have presented graphically snapshots in a selected time-interval of all complex solutions in phase space.
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
In addition, we almost always make certain graphical simplifications: we merge all the transitions joining the same pair of states into a single transition, labelled by the union (evaluated in Σ) of all the labels.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
See Figure 9 for an example of a graphical representation of a lattice.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Figure 12 (b) shows of a graphical representation of a limited partition.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
A graphical representation of this chain is given in Figure 24.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain