- a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form.
- a graphic representation, as by curves, of a dependent variable, as temperature, price, etc.; graph.
- a map, especially a hydrographic or marine map.
- an outline map showing special conditions or facts: a weather chart.
- Astrology. horoscope(def 1).
- Jazz. a musical arrangement.
- the charts, ratings of the popularity of popular-music records, usually based on nationwide sales for a given week: Their album is number three on the charts this week.
- to make a chart of.
- to plan: to chart a course of action.
- Informal. to rank in the charts: The new song gets charted number four this week.
- off the charts, greatly exceeding the general level or average: Demand for the new phone is off the charts.Also off the chart.
Origin of chart
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Examples from the Web for charting
As it stands, Gallup and others have already been charting the growth in unaffiliated voters for decades.Hey, Boomers—Millennials Hate Your Partisan Crap
July 10, 2014
Take this recent report in the New Yorker, charting the radicalization of a young Muslim convert from Long Island.Kim Jong Un & The Myth of the Reformer Dictator
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Charting her pregnancy, Carucci boldly catalogs her own changing form.Elinor Carucci Captures the Messy, Beautiful Reality of Motherhood
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Charting a path away from the past requires that we act on the perspective that this passage of time has bequeathed us.The Lessons of 9/11
Richard A. Clarke
September 7, 2011
Endocrinologists have been charting the population-wide decline in testosterone for some time now.The Super Bowl May Harm Your Masculinity
Arthur De Vany
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"It would be helpful in charting our course," I admitted, smiling.The Death-Traps of FX-31
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And you can prove that in a trice by charting it on the same old basis.The Knack of Managing
Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
These look after the special diet, and the carrying out of orders in all the wards and the charting of records.Notable Women Of Modern China
Margaret E. Burton
In two years another was seen, in the course of charting the region of the heavens traversed by Ceres and Pallas.Pioneers of Science
Charting and cataloguing the stars, both visually and photographically, is a work that will never be entirely finished.Astronomy
- a map designed to aid navigation by sea or air
- an outline map, esp one on which weather information is plotted
- a sheet giving graphical, tabular, or diagrammatical information
- another name for graph (def. 1)
- astrology another word for horoscope (def. 3)
- the charts informal the lists produced weekly from various sources of the bestselling pop singles and albums or the most popular videos
- (tr) to make a chart of
- (tr) to make a detailed plan of
- (tr) to plot or outline the course of
- (intr) (of a record or video) to appear in the charts (sense 6)
Word Origin and History for charting
1837, "to enter onto a map or chart," from chart (n.). In the commercial recording sense, a reference to appearing on the "Billboard" magazine music popularity chart is by 1961. The chart itself was printed from c.1942. Related: Charted; charting.
1570s, "map for the use of navigators," from Middle French charte "card, map," from Late Latin charta "paper, card, map" (see card (n.1)).
Charte is the original form of the French word in all senses, but after 14c. (perhaps by influence of Italian cognate carta), carte began to supplant it. English used both carte and card 15c.-17c. for "chart, map," and in 17c. chart could mean "playing card," but the words have gone their separate ways and chart has predominated since in the "map" sense. In the music score sense from 1957.
- A recording, in tabular form, of clinical data relating to a case.
- A group of symbols of graduated size for measuring visual acuity.