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Definition: Graphic granite
(gr[a^]n"[i^]t), n. [It. granito granite,
adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum
grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain
A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar,
and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red
color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in
planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose
Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also
, granite in which the mica has traces of
a regular arrangement.
, granite consisting of quartz and feldspar
without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged
in the transverse section like oriental characters.
, granite containing feldspar in
, granite containing hornblende as well as
mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende
replacing the mica.
(a) A kind of stoneware.
(b) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling
(gr[a^]f"[i^]k), Graphical \Graph"ic*al\
(gr[a^]f"[i^]*kal), a. [L. graphicus, Gr. grafiko`s, fr.
gra`fein to write; cf. F. graphique. See Graft
1. Of or pertaining to the arts of painting and drawing; of
or pertaining to graphics; as, graphic art work. [WordNet
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
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.
4. Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive
description; as, a graphic writer.
5. Well delineated; clearly and vividly described;
characterized by, clear, detailed, and impressive
description; vivid; evoking lifelike images within the
mind; as graphic details of the President's sexual
misbehavior; a graphic description of the accident;
graphic images of violence. [WordNet sense 5]
Syn: lifelike, pictorial, vivid.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
6. Hence: describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit
detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes.
7. relating to or presented by a graph; as, a graphic
presentation of the data. [WordNet sense 3]
, a branch of algebra in which, the
properties of equations are treated by the use of curves
and straight lines.
, a name given to those fine arts which pertain
to the representation on a fiat surface of natural
objects; as distinguished from music, etc., and also from
. (Chem.) See under Formula
. See under Granite
, 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.
(Math.), a branch of statics, in which
the magnitude, direction, and position of forces are
represented by straight lines
. See Sylvanite