Meaning of “graphic” in the English Dictionary

"graphic" in English

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uk /ˈɡræf.ɪk/ us /ˈɡræf.ɪk/

(Definition of “graphic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"graphic" in American English

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us /ˈɡræf·ɪk/

graphic adjective (CLEAR)

producing very clear and detailed mental images:

a graphic description of the operation

graphic adjective (DRAWING)

[ not gradable ] having to do with drawing or images:

She first worked as a graphic designer.
The network has upgraded the graphic look of the show.

graphicnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡræf·ɪk/

graphic noun [ C ] (DRAWING)

A graphic can also be printing shown on television that gives additional information:

Let’s take a look at the graphic of that quote.

(Definition of “graphic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"graphic" in Business English

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uk /ˈɡræfɪk/ us

relating to the use of graphs to show information:

Figure 6.2 provides a graphic representationof the key processes in the management of change.

skilled at using drawings and pictures, especially in the production of books, magazines, software, etc.:

a graphic artist/illustrator

using drawings and pictures rather than text:

We can supply both graphic and text advertisements.
a graphic novel

giving a very strong and clear idea of something:

a graphic description/depiction The article contains graphic descriptions of the effects of poverty on a whole population.

graphicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡræfɪk/ us

a drawing or picture that shows information:

The other graphic shows the proportion of voters in each group.

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(Definition of “graphic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)