Etymology
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graphics (n.)

by 1842 as "the art of precise mechanical drawing;" by 1889 in reference to the use of diagrams, from graphic; also see -ics. Layout and typography sense attested from 1960; of computers by 1966.

updated on April 16, 2015

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Definitions of graphics from WordNet

graphics (n.)
photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication;
Synonyms: artwork / art / nontextual matter
graphics (n.)
the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book;
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