(GKS) The widely recognised standard ANSI X3.124 for graphical input/output. GKS is worked on by the ISO/IEC group JTC1/SC24. It provides applications programmers with standard methods of creating, manipulating, and displaying or printing computer graphics on different types of computer graphics output devices. It provides an abstraction to save programmers from dealing with the detailed capabilities and interfaces of specific hardware.
GKS defines a basic two-dimensional graphics system with: uniform input and output primitives; a uniform interface to and from a GKS metafile for storing and transferring graphics information. It supports a wide range of graphics output devices including such as printers, plotters, vector graphics devices, storage tubes, refresh displays, raster displays, and microfilm recorders.
noun 1. a software interface designed to standardize and simplify the use of computer programs, as by using a mouse to manipulate text and images on a display screen featuring icons, windows, and menus. noun 1. an interface between a user and a computer system that involves the use of a mouse-controlled screen cursor to […]
[graf-ik] /ˈgræf ɪk/ adjective, Also, graphical 1. giving a clear and effective picture; vivid: a graphic account of an earthquake. 2. pertaining to the use of diagrams, graphs, mathematical curves, or the like; diagrammatic. 3. of, relating to, or expressed by writing: graphic symbols. 4. written, inscribed, or drawn. 5. depicted in a realistic or […]
plural noun 1. Also called graphics. 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. plural noun 1. any of the fine or applied visual arts based […]
noun 1. the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, especially to produce a specific effect.
- Graphic display interface
hardware (GDI) graphics adaptor. (1995-03-16)