graphic granite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Granite \Gran"ite\ (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.] (Geol.)
   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
   structure.
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   Note: Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also
         the Note under Mica.
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   Gneissoid granite, granite in which the mica has traces of
      a regular arrangement.

   Graphic granite, granite consisting of quartz and feldspar
      without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged
      in the transverse section like oriental characters.

   Porphyritic granite, granite containing feldspar in
      distinct crystals.

   Hornblende granite, or

   Syenitic granite, granite containing hornblende as well as
      mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende
      replacing the mica.

   Granite ware.
   (a) A kind of stoneware.
   (b) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling
       granite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 graphics; as, graphic art work. [WordNet
      sense 2]
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   2. Of or pertaining to the art of writing.
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   3. Written or engraved; formed of letters or lines.
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            The finger of God hath left an inscription upon all
            his works, not graphical, or composed of letters.
                                                  --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   4. Having the faculty of clear, detailed, and impressive
      description; as, a graphic writer.
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   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.
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   6. Hence: describing nudity or sexual activity in explicit
      detail; as, a novel with graphic sex scenes.
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   7. relating to or presented by a graph[2]; as, a graphic
      presentation of the data. [WordNet sense 3]

   Syn: graphical.
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   Graphic algebra, a branch of algebra in which, the
      properties of equations are treated by the use of curves
      and straight lines.

   Graphic arts, 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
      sculpture.

   Graphic formula. (Chem.) See under Formula.

   Graphic granite. See under Granite.

   Graphic method, 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.

   Graphical statics (Math.), a branch of statics, in which
      the magnitude, direction, and position of forces are
      represented by straight lines

   Graphic tellurium. See Sylvanite.
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