from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The making of drawings in accordance with the rules of mathematics, as in engineering or architecture.
  • n. Calculations, as of structural stress, from such drawings.
  • n. See graphic arts.
  • n. Computer Science The pictorial representation and manipulation of data, as used in computer-aided design and manufacture, in typesetting and the graphic arts, and in educational and recreational programs.
  • n. Computer Science The process by which a computer displays data pictorially.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The making of architectural or design drawings.
  • n. The graphic arts.
  • n. The pictorial representation and manipulation of data; the process by which a computer displays data.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according to mathematical rules, as in perspective, projection, and the like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of drawing, particularly of precise mechanical drawing, as of architectural and engineering plans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the drawings and photographs in the layout of a book
  • n. photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication


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