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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: graphicus, from Greek graphikos, from graphein; -GRAPHY


Related topics: Visual
1 a graphic account or description of an event is very clear and gives a lot of details, especially unpleasant ones [= vivid]:
a graphic account of her unhappy childhood
His illness is described in graphic detail.
2 [only before noun]AV connected with or including drawing, printing, or designing:
a graphic artist
the graphic arts

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