graph·ic / ˈgrafik/ • adj. 1. of or relating to visual art, esp. involving drawing, engraving, or lettering: his mature graphic work. ∎ giving a vivid picture with explicit detail: he gave a graphic description of the torture. ∎ Comput. of, relating to, or denoting a visual image: graphic information such as charts and diagrams.2. of or in the form of a graph.3. Geol. of or denoting rocks having a surface texture resembling cuneiform writing.• n. Comput. a graphical item displayed on a screen or stored as data.DERIVATIVES: graph·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.
graph·ics / ˈgrafiks/ • pl. n. [usu. treated as sing.] 1. the products of the graphic arts, esp. commercial design or illustration.2. the use of diagrams in calculation and design.3. (also computer graphics) [treated as pl.] visual images produced by computer processing. ∎ [treated as sing.] the use of computers linked to display screens to generate and manipulate visual images.
So graphical XVII, graphically XVI.