[ graf, grahf ]
/ græf, grɑf /
a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.
- 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.
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Origin of graph
1875–80; short for graphic formula;see graphic
synonym study for graph
1. See map.
OTHER WORDS FROM graphre·graph, verb (used with object)
Definition for graph (2 of 3)
variant of grapho- before a vowel: grapheme.
Definition for graph (3 of 3)
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
<Greek -graphos (something) drawn or written, one who draws or writes. See grapho-
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British Dictionary definitions for graph (1 of 2)
/ (ɡrɑːf, ɡræf) /
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
(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)
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
An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording:cardiograph.
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Scientific definitions for 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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