1. [syn: artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter]
2. the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Graphics \Graph"ics\, n.
The art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according
to mathematical rules, as in perspective, projection, and the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: photographs or other visual representations in a printed
publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the
artwork in the book" [syn: artwork, art, graphics,
2: the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Any kind of visible output including text,
images, movies, line art and digital photographs;
stored in bitmap or vector graphic form.
Most modern computers can display non-text data and most use
a graphical user interface (GUI) for virtually all
interaction with the user. Special hardware, typically some
kind of graphics adaptor, is required to allow the computer
to display graphics (as opposed to, say, printing text on a
teletype) but since GUIs became ubiquitous this has become
the default form of visual output. The most demanding
applications for computer graphics are those where the
computer actually generates moving images in real time,
especially in video games.
There are many kinds of software devoted to manipulating
graphical data, including image editing (e.g. Photoshop),
drawing (e.g. Illustrator), user interface toolkits
(e.g. X Window System), CAD, CGI.