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[graf-iks] /ˈgræf ɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) the art of drawing, especially as used in mathematics, engineering, etc.
2.
(used with a plural verb) graphic arts (def 1).
3.
(used with a plural verb) Movies, Television. the titles, credits, subtitles, announcements, etc., shown on the screen before, or as part of, a film or television program.
4.
(used with a singular verb) the science of calculating by diagrams.
5.
(used with a singular or plural verb) Computers. computer graphics.
adjective
6.
Computers. pertaining to pictorial information displayed, plotted, or printed by a computer:
When you draw a picture on a graphics tablet the computer displays the same picture on the screen.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; see graphic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for graphics's

graphics

/ˈɡræfɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the process or art of drawing in accordance with mathematical principles
2.
(functioning as sing) the study of writing systems
3.
(functioning as pl) the drawings, photographs, etc, in the layout of a magazine or book, or in a television or film production
4.
(functioning as pl) the information displayed on a visual display unit or on a computer printout in the form of diagrams, graphs, pictures, and symbols
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Word Origin and History for graphics's

graphics

n.

1889, in reference to the use of diagrams, from graphic; also see -ics. Layout and typography sense attested from 1960; of computers by 1966.

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graphics
  (grāf'ĭks)   
The representation of data in a way that includes images in addition to or instead of text. Computer-aided design, typesetting, and video games, for example, involve the use of graphics.
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