- a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.
- a series of points, discrete or continuous, as in forming a curve or surface, each of which represents a value of a given function.
- Also called linear graph.a network of lines connecting points.
- a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.
- Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
- to represent by means of a graph.
Origin of graph
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- variant of grapho- before a vowel: grapheme.
- a combining form meaning “drawn,” “written” (lithograph; monograph); specialized in meaning to indicate the instrument rather than the written product of the instrument (telegraph; phonograph).
Origin of -graph
Examples from the Web for graph
Here's a key to understand the graph of accuracy: ● Lab: The polysomnograph, the benchmark for the other three.How I Finally Got to the Bottom of My Insomnia
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He built a structure out of words on the graph paper just as he would a mini-house with his toys.The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History
December 21, 2013
It also draws a graph of how well you slept, which tells you whether that midnight snack was good for your sleep or not.These 3 Apps Will Help You Sleep Better, Feel Great, and Eat Well
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He sees a big difference between the display ads that Facebook has now and the ones that could be integrated into Graph Search.
Because of the rich detail it provides, "Graph Search could be the stalker's utility of the millennium," he said.
Quite definitely and clearly, the graph looped down to zero.The Ultimate Weapon
John Wood Campbell
The graph looked as if a drunken caterpillar had been sketching on it.
For a while there was only the whining of the machines and the crazy doodling of the graph.
We have a picture, or graph, as we say, of how this plate current varies.
Then we would represent the story of this 60 cents by the graph of Fig. 61b.
- Also called: chart a drawing depicting the relation between certain sets of numbers or quantities by means of a series of dots, lines, etc, plotted with reference to a set of axesSee also bar graph
- maths a drawing depicting a functional relation between two or three variables by means of a curve or surface containing only those points whose coordinates satisfy the relation
- maths a structure represented by a diagram consisting of points (vertices) joined by lines (edges)
- linguistics a symbol in a writing system not further subdivisible into other such symbols
- (tr) to draw or represent in a graph
- an instrument that writes or recordstelegraph
- a writing, record, or drawingautograph; lithograph
Word Origin and History for graph
1878, shortening of graphic formula (see graphic). The verb meaning "charted on a graph" is from 1889. Related: Graphed; graphing.
word-forming element meaning "instrument for recording; something written," from Greek graphe "writing," from graphein "to write, express by written characters," earlier "to draw, represent by lines drawn" (see -graphy).
- An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording:cardiograph.
- A diagram showing the relationship of quantities, especially such a diagram in which lines, bars, or proportional areas represent how one quantity depends on or changes with another.
- A curve or line showing a mathematical function or equation, typically drawn in a Cartesian coordinate system. The graph of the function y = x2 is a parabola.