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Pictorial Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    pictorial adj
  1. pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records" [syn: pictural]
  2. evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description" [syn: graphic, lifelike, vivid] n : a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
Pictorial Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pictorial \Pic*to"ri*al\, a. [L. pictorius, fr. pictor a painter, fr. pingere to paint. See Paint.] Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination. ``Pictorial rhetoric.'' --Ruskin. -- Pic*to"ri*al*ly, adv.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pictorial'

An image (from Latin imago) is an artifact, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person.

Images may be two -dimensional, such as a photograph, screen display, and as well as a three-dimensional, such as a statue or hologram. They may be captured by optical devices—such as cameras, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, microscopes, etc. and natural objects and phenomena, such as the human eye or water surfaces.

The word image is also used in the broader sense of any two-dimensional figure such as a map, a graph, a pie chart, or an abstract painting. In this wider sense, images can also be rendered manually, such as by drawing, painting, carving, rendered automatically by printing or computer graphics technology, or developed by a combination of methods, especially in a pseudo-photograph.

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* The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it. - Paul Klee

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Pictorial Sample Sentences in News

  • NWBU grand finals | photos
    July 16, 2014, 12:54 a.m. Pictorial coverage of the N.W.B.U. men's and women's basketball grand finals were played in Ulverstone last night, spectators enjoy the action. Read more on this news related to 'Pictorial'
  • GALLERY: DFA Grand Final
    Pictorial coverage from Saturday's Darwin Football Association grand final between South Burnie and Ridgley. Pictorial coverage from Saturday's Darwin Football Association grand final between South Burnie and Ridgley. Read more on this news related to 'Pictorial'
  • Carlstadt printer Pictorial Offset Corp. seeks $37 million in Sandy damage
    Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy socked North Jersey, a Carlstadt printer has filed suit against its insurance company seeking $37 million for storm-related damage to machines that continues hamper its operations. Read more on this news related to 'Pictorial'

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