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graphic arts

Also called graphics. the arts or techniques, as engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, and other methods, by which copies of an original design are printed from a plate, block, or the like.
the arts of drawing, painting, and printmaking.
1660-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for graphic arts

graphic arts

plural noun
any of the fine or applied visual arts based on drawing or the use of line, as opposed to colour or relief, on a plane surface, esp illustration and printmaking of all kinds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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