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 for Graphic formula
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Formula \For"mu*la\, n.; pl. E. Formulas, L. Formul[ae].
     [L., dim. of forma form, model. See{Form, n.]
     1. A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or
        conventional method in which anything is to be done,
        arranged, or said.
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     2. (Eccl.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement
        of foctrines.
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     3. (Math.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic
        language; as, the binominal formula.
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     4. (Med.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a
        medicinal compound.
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     5. (Chem.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters,
        figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a
        compound.
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     Note: Chemical formul[ae] consist of the abbreviations of the
           names of the elements, with a small figure at the lower
           right hand, to denote the number of atoms of each
           element contained.
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     Empirical formula (Chem.), an expression which gives the
        simple proportion of the constituents; as, the empirical
        formula of acetic acid is C2H4O2.
  
     Graphic formula, Rational formula (Chem.), an expression
        of the constitution, and in a limited sense of the
        structure, of a compound, by the grouping of its atoms or
        radicals; as, a rational formula of acetic acid is
        CH3.(C:O).OH; -- called also structural formula,
        constitutional formula, etc. See also the formula of
        Benzene nucleus, under Benzene.
  
     Molecular formula (Chem.), a formula indicating the
        supposed molecular constitution of a compound.
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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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