graphic arts
noun plural Date: 1858 the fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with them

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  • Graphic arts — Graphic Graph ic (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graphic arts — is a term applied historically to the art of printmaking and drawing. In contemporary usage it refers to the applied trade skills of a graphic designer or print technician. The term can include the trades of lithography, serigraphy and bindery,… …   Wikipedia

  • graphic arts — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ visual arts based on the use of line and tone rather than three dimensional work or the use of colour …   English terms dictionary

  • graphic arts — n. 1. any form of visual artistic representation, esp. painting, drawing, photography, etc. 2. those arts in which impressions are printed from various kinds of blocks, plates, screens, etc. as engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy, dry… …   English World dictionary

  • graphic arts — noun plural : the fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with each: as a. : painting and drawing b. : engraving, etching …   Useful english dictionary

  • graphic arts — plural noun the visual arts based on the use of line and tone rather than three dimensional work or the use of colour. Derivatives graphic artist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • graphic arts — /græfɪk ˈats/ (say grafik ahts) plural noun drawing, engraving, etching, and other arts involving the use of lines, strokes, colour, etc., to express or convey ideas on flat surfaces, used especially in illustration and advertising. –graphic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • graphic arts — Synonyms and related words: abstract art, albertype, art, art form, artist, arts and crafts, arts of design, book printing, calligraphy, cave art, ceramics, chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, collotype, color printing, decoration,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • graphic arts — graph′ic arts′ n. pl. 1) fia Also called graphics the arts or techniques, as engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, or lithography, by which copies of a design are printed from a plate, block, or the like. 2) fia the arts of drawing, painting,… …   From formal English to slang

  • graphic arts — 1. Also called graphics. the arts or techniques, as engraving, etching, drypoint, woodcut, lithography, and other methods, by which copies of an original design are printed from a plate, block, or the like. 2. the arts of drawing, painting, and… …   Universalium

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