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1. Of or pertaining to the arts of painting, drawing or writing.

2. Well delineated; clearly and vividly described.

3. Having the faculty of, or characterised by, clear and impressive description; vivid; as, a gruphic 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.

Origin: L. Graphicus, Gr, fr. To write; cf. F. Graphique. See Graft.

(01 Mar 1998)

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