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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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]


        [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all
              his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.
                                                    --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive
        description; as, a graphic writer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     6. Hence: describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit
        detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     7. relating to or presented by a graph[2]; as, a graphic
        presentation of the data. [WordNet sense 3]
  
     Syn: graphical.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     {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.
  
     {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}.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Photochronography \Pho`to*chro*nog"ra*phy\, n.
     Art of recording or measuring intervals of time by the
     photochronograph. -- {Pho`to*chron`o*graph"ic},
     {-graph"ic*al}, a. -- {Pho`to*chron`o*graph"ic*al*ly}, adv.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  graphical
       adj 1: relating to or presented by a graph; "a graphic presentation
              of the data" [syn: {graphic}]
       2: written or drawn or engraved; "graphic symbols" [syn: {graphic},
           {in writing(p)}]

















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