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(-graph) (-graf) [From Gr. gra`fein to write. See Graphic.] A suffix signifying something written,
a writing; also, a writer; as autograph, crystograph, telegraph, photograph.
(Graph"ic Graph"ic*al) (-i*kal), a. [L. graphicus, Gr. grafiko`s, fr. gra`fein to write; cf. F. graphique.
1. Of or pertaining to the arts of painting and drawing.
2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.Sir T.
4. Well delineated; clearly and vividly described.
5. Having the faculty of, or characterized by, clear and impressive description; vivid; as, a graphic 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 flat 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.>
(Graph"ic*al*ly) adv. In a graphic manner; vividly.
(Graph"ic*ness, Graph"ic*al*ness), n. The quality or state of being graphic.
(Graph"ics) n. The art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according to mathematical
rules, as in perspective, projection, and the like.
(Graph"i*scope) n. See Graphoscope.
Graphite battery (Elec.), a voltaic battery consisting of zinc and carbon in sulphuric acid, or other
(Graph"ite) n. [Gr. gra`fein to write: cf. F. graphite. See Graphic.] (Min.) Native carbon
in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft
as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called
plumbago or black lead.
Graphitic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, so called because obtained by the oxidation of graphite;
usually called mellitic acid. Graphitic carbon, in iron or steel, that portion of the carbon which is
present as graphite. Raymond.
(Gra*phit"ic) a. Pertaining to, containing, derived from, or resembling, graphite.
(Graph"i*toid Graph"i*toid"al) a. Resembling graphite or plumbago.
(Graph"o*lite) n. [Gr. gra`fein to write + -lite: cf. F. grapholithe.] Any species of slate suitable
to be written on.
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