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[dahy-uh-gram] /ˈdaɪ əˌgræm/
a figure, usually consisting of a line drawing, made to accompany and illustrate a geometrical theorem, mathematical demonstration, etc.
a drawing or plan that outlines and explains the parts, operation, etc., of something:
a diagram of an engine.
a chart, plan, or scheme.
verb (used with object), diagramed or diagrammed, diagraming or diagramming.
to represent by a diagram; make a diagram of.
Origin of diagram
1610-20; < Latin diagramma < Greek: that which is marked out by lines. See dia-, -gram1
Related forms
diagrammable, adjective
misdiagrammed, adjective
undiagramed, adjective
undiagrammed, adjective Unabridged
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  • In diagramming anything Flint could come to be certain that he had been a slow one.

  • The task of diagramming a territory for invasion is one after Henry H. Rogers' own heart.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for diagramming


a sketch, outline, or plan demonstrating the form or workings of something
(maths) a pictorial representation of a quantity or of a relationship: a Venn diagram
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed (US) -grams, -graming, -gramed
to show in or as if in a diagram
Derived Forms
diagrammatic (ˌdaɪəɡrəˈmætɪk) adjective
diagrammatically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin diagramma, from Greek, from diagraphein, from graphein to write
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Word Origin and History for diagramming



1610s, from French diagramme, from Latin diagramma, from Greek diagramma "geometric figure, that which is marked out by lines," from diagraphein "mark out by lines, delineate," from dia- "across, out" (see dia-) + graphein "write, mark, draw" (see -graphy). The verb is 1840, from the noun.

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