graphic vs graphical what difference

what is difference between graphic and graphical

English

Alternative forms

  • graphick (obsolete)

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæfɪk/
  • Rhymes: -æfɪk

Adjective

graphic (comparative more graphic, superlative most graphic)

  1. Drawn, pictorial.
  2. Vivid, descriptive, often in relation to depictions of sex or violence.
  3. (geology) Having a texture that resembles writing, commonly created by exsolution, devitrification and immiscibility processes in igneous rocks.

Derived terms

  • graphics card

Related terms

  • graphical

Translations

Noun

graphic (plural graphics)

  1. A drawing or picture.
  2. (mostly in plural) A computer-generated image as viewed on a screen forming part of a game or a film etc.

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • graphic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • graphic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • graphic at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

graphic +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæfɪkəl/

Adjective

graphical (not comparable)

  1. Of, related to, or shown on a graph.
  2. (computing) Of, related to, or using graphics.
  3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
    • 1643, Thomas Browne, Religio Medici
      The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.

Derived terms

  • graphical user interface

Translations

See also

  • graphic

Anagrams

  • algraphic

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