• Graphism

    Full definition of graphism



    (plural graphisms)
    1. expression of thought in material symbols
      • 1993, Randall White, Gesture and Speech, Introduction, page xix:The complex but fundamental relationship between language and graphism is one of the more provocative recognitions of Gesture and Speech.
      • 2014, Colonial Mediascapes, page 297:In effect, the analogy of writing that lies at the core of graphism has subtly colonized the conversation.
      • 2014, Rebecca Mark, Ersatz America, https://books.google.com/books?id=dnGdAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT50&dq=%22graphism%22&pg=PT50#v=onepage&q=%22graphism%22&f=false:Visceral and biomorphic graphism resists dominant ideologies by maintaining independence from voice, but unlike other forms of disconnected graphism, visceral graphism does not engage in a degenerative turn; it inherently generates new meaning.
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