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graphic    : [gr'æfɪk]
Graphic \Graph"ic\ (gr[a^]f"[i^]k), Graphical \Graph"ic*al\
(gr[a^]f"[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; of
or pertaining to graphics; as, graphic art work. [WordNet
sense 2]
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2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
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3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
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The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all
his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.
--Sir T.
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4. Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive
description; as, a graphic writer.
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5. 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. [WordNet sense 5]

Syn: lifelike, pictorial, vivid.
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6. Hence: describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit
detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes.
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7. relating to or presented by a graph[2]; as, a graphic
presentation of the data. [WordNet sense 3]

Syn: graphical.
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{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

{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}.
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expressed \expressed\ adj.
1. Communicated in words.

Syn: uttered, verbalized.
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2. Precisely and clearly expressed, leaving nothing to
implication. Opposite of {implicit}. [Narrower terms:
{graphic}] Also See: {definite}, {denotative}, {denotive},
{overt}, {open}, {unequivocal}, {unambiguous}.

Syn: explicit, express.
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adj 1: written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols" [synonym:
{graphic}, {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,
lithographs, and engravings which together form his graphic
work"- British Book News
4: relating to or presented by a graph; "a graphic presentation
of the data" [synonym: {graphic}, {graphical}]
5: evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry
and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike
portrait"; "a vivid description" [synonym: {graphic}, {lifelike},
{pictorial}, {vivid}]
n 1: an image that is generated by a computer [synonym: {graphic},
{computer graphic}]

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "graphic":
accurate, apish, autograph, autographic, calligraphic,
chirographic, clear, clear-cut, cogent, compelling, convincing,
cursive, definite, delineative, delineatory, depictive,
descriptive, detailed, diagrammatic, distinct, drawn, echoic,
embodying, engrossed, explicit, expositive, expressive, faithful,
figurative, flowing, freehand, gory, graphoanalytic, graphologic,
graphometric, holograph, holographic, ideographic, illustrational,
illustrative, imaginative, imitative, in longhand, in shorthand,
in writing, incarnating, incisive, inscribed, italic, italicized,
lifelike, limning, longhand, lucid, manifest, manuscript,
meaningful, mimetic, mimish, monochrome, naturalistic, on paper,
onomatopoeic, painty, particular, pastose, penciled, penned,
personifying, perspicuous, photographic, pictographic, pictorial,
picturable, pictural, picturesque, plain, polychrome, portraying,
precise, printed, realistic, representational, representative,
representing, running, scenographic, scriptorial, scriptural,
scumbled, shorthand, simulative, striking, stylographic,
suggestive, symbolizing, telling, true to life, typifying,
unambiguous, unmistakable, visible, visual, vivid, well-defined,
well-drawn, written

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