carpet plot

noun

maths the graphed values of a function of more than one variable, read from an ordinate at points located by the intersection of curves of constant values of each of the variables

Nearby words

  1. carpet bombing,
  2. carpet bowling,
  3. carpet grass,
  4. carpet knight,
  5. carpet moth,
  6. carpet shark,
  7. carpet slipper,
  8. carpet snake,
  9. carpet sweeper,
  10. carpet tack

Word Origin for carpet plot

C20: from the shape of the graph, thought to resemble a flying carpet

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