Definition of graphics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrafiks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
1The products of the graphic arts, especially commercial design or illustration.
Example sentences
  • You will learn about writing and graphics and photographs and design, and why one type face is preferable to another and why this Web site is superior to that.
  • He won an award at school when he was six and he really wants to go into design or graphics and cartoons.
  • Glaser designed all of their graphics and posters for the year 2000.
2The use of diagrams in calculation and design.
Example sentences
  • This visual language was based on a combination of charts, graphics, diagrams, maps.
  • Superb design, excellent graphics and jargon-free text elucidate the details of this fascinating and controversial medical phenomenon.
  • There are machines that design the page with graphics and photographs.
3 (also computer graphics) [treated as plural] Visual images produced by computer processing.
Example sentences
  • This is RAM that is dedicated to handling the visuals and graphics on your notebook computer.
  • The site itself will contain about 10-15 pages of HTML with a total of maybe 5MB of graphics and images.
  • To increase the loading speed of your main page you should avoid large graphics or excessive graphics.
3.1 [treated as singular] The use of computers linked to display screens to generate and manipulate visual images.
Example sentences
  • The font, the graphics, the screen capture images are top-notch publishing and desktop publishing reference works of art.
  • Always resize your image in your graphics software before you insert it onto your web page.
  • Computer games are an intricate blend of immersive graphics and creative gameplay programming.

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Syllabification: graph·ics

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