# graph

[ graf, grahf ]

/ græf, grɑf /

### noun

a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.

Mathematics.

- a series of points, discrete or continuous, as in 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.

### verb (used with object)

Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.

to represent by means of a graph.

## Words nearby graph

## Origin of graph

## OTHER WORDS FROM graph

re·graph, verb (used with object)## Definition for graph (2 of 3)

## Definition for graph (3 of 3)

-graph

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).

## Origin of -graph

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## British Dictionary definitions for graph (1 of 2)

graph

/ (ɡrɑːf, ɡræf) /

### noun

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 axesSee 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

### verb

(tr) to draw or represent in a graph

## Word Origin for graph

C19: short for graphic formula

## British Dictionary definitions for graph (2 of 2)

-graph

### n combining form

an instrument that writes or recordstelegraph

a writing, record, or drawingautograph; lithograph

## Derived forms of -graph

-graphic or -graphical, adj combining form-graphically, adv combining form## Word Origin for -graph

via Latin from Greek -graphos, from graphein to write

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## Medical definitions for graph

-graph

### suff.

An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording:cardiograph.

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## Scientific definitions for graph

graph

[ grăf ]

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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