a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birth-rates, etc.
What’s The Difference Between A Homograph, Homonym, And Homophone?These words are often tossed around by teachers and linguists. What do they really mean? The prefix homo- comes from the Greek word homós which meant “one and the same.” So all of these words describe some types of sameness. Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings and sometimes different pronunciations. The root graph comes from the Greek word meaning “drawn …
Origin of bar graph
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called bar chart.
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British Dictionary definitions for bar graph
a graph consisting of vertical or horizontal bars whose lengths are proportional to amounts or quantitiesAlso called: bar chart, bar diagram
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