bar graph

bar graph
Graph Graph (gr[.a]f), n. [See {-graph}.] (Math.) 1. A curve or surface, the locus of a point whose co["o]rdinates are the variables in the equation of the locus; as, a graph of the exponential function. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A diagram symbolizing a system of interrelations of variable quantities using points represented by spots, or by lines to represent the relations of continuous variables. More than one set of interrelations may be presented on one graph, in which case the spots or lines are typically distinguishable from each other, as by color, shape, thickness, continuity, etc. A diagram in which relationships between variables are represented by other visual means is sometimes called a graph, as in a {bar graph}, but may also be called a {chart}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bar graph — bar graphs N COUNT A bar graph is the same as a bar chart. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • bar graph — bar ,graph noun count a GRAPH that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bar graph — bar′ graph n. sta a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birthrates, etc • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • bar graph — n. a graph in which the lengths of parallel bars are used to compare statistical frequencies, quantities, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bar graph — n a ↑bar chart …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bar graph — ► NOUN ▪ a bar chart …   English terms dictionary

  • bar graph — noun a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities • Syn: ↑bar chart • Hypernyms: ↑chart • Hyponyms: ↑histogram * * * noun Etymology: bar ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar graph — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bar graph : singular bar graph plural bar graphs maths a graph that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths …   English dictionary

  • bar graph — graph which plots values in the form of horizontal bars …   English contemporary dictionary

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