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, 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.
Computers. a non-hierarchical data structure whose nodes store data elements and whose branches represent connections to other nodes in the structure.
Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
to represent by means of a graph.
- re·graph, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for graph- (2 of 3)
Other definitions for -graph (3 of 3)
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).
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How to use graph in a sentence
Here's a key to understand the graph of accuracy: ● Lab: The polysomnograph, the benchmark for the other three.
Twitter: I check Twitter more than Facebook these days as the power of the Interest graph really starts to show itself.The 24 Apps on We Heart It CEO Ranah Edelin’s Home Screen | Ranah Edelin | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Fallon | December 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Dave Asprey | December 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Silver started experimenting when the specialized graph Search first came out.Professional Matchmakers Build Business on Facebook | Nina Strochlic | August 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
(i) A graph compiled for the Committee shows that the biggest number of children is in the two-to-four-year-old group.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The average daily speed of the class can be taken and a graph made to show the improvement of the class as a whole.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
If the class in psychology is a large one, a graph should be prepared showing the distribution of abilities in the class.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
The scribes, being acquainted with the graph st for t, ht (see KH 249 note), mechanically substituted the latter here.
If these points are outside of the graph traced in advance, we shall have to modify our curve, but not to abandon our principle.
British Dictionary definitions for graph (1 of 2)
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 axes: See 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
British Dictionary definitions for -graph (2 of 2)
an instrument that writes or records: telegraph
a writing, record, or drawing: autograph; lithograph
- -graphic or -graphical, adj combining form
- -graphically, adv combining form
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Scientific definitions for graph
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.
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