a chart or diagram using labeled blocks connected by straight lines to represent the relationship of parts or phases, as the steps in a data-processing application.Compare flow chart (def. 2).
Geology. a perspective representation of the geology of an area showing surface contours and generally including two vertical cross sections.
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First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for block diagram
a diagram showing the interconnections between the parts of an industrial process
a three-dimensional drawing representing a block of the earth's crust, showing geological structure
computing a diagram showing the interconnections between electronic components or parts of a program
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