flow chart

or flow·chart


Also called flow sheet. a detailed diagram or chart of the operations and equipment through which material passes, as in a manufacturing process.
a graphic representation, using symbols interconnected with lines, of the successive steps in a procedure or system.

Nearby words

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  6. flow cleavage,
  7. flow country,
  8. flow sheet,
  9. flow-on,
  10. flowage

Origin of flow chart

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called flow diagram.

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British Dictionary definitions for flowchart

flow chart

flow sheet


a diagrammatic representation of the sequence of operations or equipment in an industrial process, computer program, etc
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