From Latin graphicus (“belonging to painting or drawing”), from Ancient Greek γραφικός (graphikós, “belonging to painting or drawing, picturesque, of or for writing; of style, lively”), from γραφή (graphḗ, “drawing, painting, writing, a writing, description, etc.”), from γράφω (gráphō, “scratch, carve”) (cognate with English carve).
graphic (comparative more graphic, superlative most graphic)
- drawn, pictorial
- vivid, descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence
- (geology) Having a texture that resembles writing, commonly created by exsolution, devitrification and immiscibility processes in igneous rocks.
graphic (plural graphics)
- A drawing or picture.
- (mostly in plural) A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.