Definition of graphics in US English:


plural noun

  • 1The products of the graphic arts, especially commercial design or illustration.

    • ‘Her daughter Brigitte, a graphics student, designed the cover.’
    • ‘The school acquired it just a month ago and the fifth class pupils were fascinated with the graphics and illustrations.’
    • ‘For a three-dimensional effect, some rigid containers are embossed with logos or graphics.’
    • ‘Ever since Jen found out that Adam is a graphic designer and produces cartoons and graphics for a living, she's been fascinated.’
    • ‘Industrial products and graphics are outcomes of the design process, but they do not begin to describe the boundaries of design's playing field.’
    • ‘She trained in Fine Art at the Byamshaw School of Art in London and in Brighton, where she gained a degree in graphics and illustrations.’
    • ‘The Fifties was the triumph of streamlining, push-button technology, new graphics styles, new icons.’
    • ‘One of the main advantages of this exhibit is that it showed works from the three main genres of the art - painting, graphics and sculptures.’
    • ‘The historical background of APs is that they were created to signify the artist's final approval of a print after the long process used to create the graphics.’
    • ‘A painter and writer, he has also worked in graphics and ceramics, taught art, illustrated books, and written fiction both for children and adults.’
    • ‘There are three plastic cases in a cardboard slipcase, with a variety of photos and magical graphics.’
    • ‘The pleasing placement of graphics and photographs can, it seems, be as important as the quality of the text itself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I couldn't figure out what was so amazing about my graphics and designs that they were better than everyone else's.’
    • ‘Ever wonder how manufacturers choose the colors and graphics for their upcoming products?’
    • ‘He won an award at school when he was six and he really wants to go into design or graphics and cartoons.’
    • ‘There is a workshop for metal work, and a gallery of painting, sculpture, graphics and drawings.’
    • ‘Most changes were in text, with very little change in photos and graphics.’
    • ‘Its films are used in the graphics arts industries to make signs and banners.’
    • ‘Glaser designed all of their graphics and posters for the year 2000.’
  • 2The use of diagrams in calculation and design.

    • ‘There are machines that design the page with graphics and photographs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many newer textbooks have incorporated more images and graphics.’
    • ‘The print copy of an article may include graphics, tables, diagrams, notes, or charts.’
  • 3treated as plural Visual images produced by computer processing.

    • ‘Computer generated graphics are then added to the video so that the user sees an image of the real world overlaid with context sensitive information.’
    • ‘To increase the loading speed of your main page you should avoid large graphics or excessive graphics.’
    • ‘The site itself will contain about 10-15 pages of HTML with a total of maybe 5MB of graphics and images.’
    • ‘Developers can give their graphics an added gloss with numerous visual effects, ranging from semi-transparency to drop shadows.’
    • ‘This is RAM that is dedicated to handling the visuals and graphics on your notebook computer.’
    1. 3.1treated as singular The use of computers linked to display screens to generate and manipulate visual images.
      • ‘The best feature of the film is the life-like computer imaging and graphics.’
      • ‘Always resize your image in your graphics software before you insert it onto your web page.’
      • ‘The font, the graphics, the screen capture images are top-notch publishing and desktop publishing reference works of art.’
      • ‘Computer games are an intricate blend of immersive graphics and creative gameplay programming.’
      • ‘So what's the best format for web graphics: gif or jpeg?’