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Graphs, charts and diagrams

axis

noun

in mathematics, one of the two fixed lines used for showing measurements or finding the position of points on a graph

bar chart

noun

a bar graph

bar graph

noun

a graph that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths

bell curve

noun

a line on a graph that is curved like a bell in the middle

block graph

noun

a graph that shows numbers or amounts as rectangles of different sizes

chart

noun

a list, drawing, or graph showing information in a way that is easy to understand

coordinate

noun

one of a set of numbers that give the exact position of something on a map or graph

cross section

noun

a drawing that shows the inside of something

curve

noun

a curved line drawn on a graph

design

noun

a drawing that shows what something will look like when it is made

diagram

noun

a drawing that explains something

flat

adjective

appearing as a line on a graph that does not go up or down, showing no activity or variety

flip chart

noun

large sheets of paper connected at the top that you use to show pictures or to write things on when talking to a group of people

floor plan

noun

a drawing that shows the shape, size, and arrangement of rooms in a building from above

flow chart

noun

a drawing that represents a complicated process by using a series of lines to show the different ways in which the process can happen and the different choices that you can make

Gantt chart

noun

a tool used in planning a project, which shows pieces of work and the time periods within which they should be done

graph

noun

a picture that uses lines or curves to show the relationship between numbers or measurements that change

graphical

adjective

showing something using a graph

graphical

adjective

relating to graphics

graphically

adverb

in the form of a graph

graphics

noun

the activity of designing pictures and text for magazines, advertisements etc

histogram

noun

a type of bar chart that shows a numerical value on each axis

infographic

noun

a visual representation of data or information

line graph

noun

a graph that uses lines to show the relationship between numbers or measurements that change

map

noun

used about other types of images that show the positions of things

node

noun

the place where lines cross or meet, for example on a graph

organogram

noun

a drawing or plan that gives the names and job titles of all the staff in an organization or department, showing how they are connected to each other

origin

noun

the point on a graph where the x-axis meets the y-axis, where the value is zero

pictogram

noun

a graph that shows numbers or amounts as simple pictures

pie chart

noun

a circle divided into sections in order to show how something is divided into different amounts

plan

noun

a drawing showing how something is or will be made

scatter diagram

noun

a graph that shows numbers or amounts as points. A straight line is drawn through as many points as possible in order to show the general pattern.

spidergram

noun

a drawing that shows a summary of facts or ideas, with the main subject in a central circle and the most important facts on lines drawn out from it

spreadsheet

noun

a chart produced on a computer that shows numbers in a way that makes them easy to compare

table

noun

a way of showing detailed pieces of information, especially facts or numbers, by arranging them in rows and lines across and down a page

tabular

adjective

in the form of a table (=a way of showing detailed information in rows)

tree diagram

noun

a drawing in which connections, for example between members of a family, are shown using lines that spread like the branches on a tree

Venn diagram

noun

a drawing of circles that cross over each other, showing features shared by different sets (=groups of numbers)

visual

noun

something such as a drawing or a photograph, especially one that helps to explain something

wall chart

noun

a large piece of paper that contains information on a particular subject and is fastened to a wall

x-axis

noun

a fixed line that goes from left to right and is used for showing measurements or for finding the position of points on a graph

y-axis

noun

a fixed line that goes from top to bottom and is used for showing measurements or for finding the position of points on a graph

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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