Meaning of graphic arts

graph'ic arts'

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  1. 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 printmaking.
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