# histogram

[ his-tuh-gram ]

/ ˈhɪs təˌgræm /

### noun Statistics.

a graph of a frequency distribution in which rectangles with bases on the horizontal axis are given widths equal to the class intervals and heights equal to the corresponding frequencies.

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## Examples from the Web for histogram

The shape of the histogram (Fig. 5) indicates that some breeding for which records are lacking occurs earlier in May.

The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. JohnstonA histogram showing the distribution of these in total cost is given in Figure 13.

On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.Eighty-eight records of breeding from northwestern Kansas make a histogram almost exactly duplicating the one from Cloud County.

The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. JohnstonIf it turns out to be spam, you adjust the "spam" histogram accordingly.

Little Brother|Cory Doctorow

## British Dictionary definitions for histogram

## histogram

/ (ˈhɪstəˌɡræm) /

### noun

a statistical graph that represents the frequency of values of a quantity by vertical rectangles of varying heights and widths. The width of the rectangles is in proportion to the class interval under consideration, and their areas represent the relative frequency of the phenomenon in questionSee also stem-and-leaf diagram

## Word Origin for histogram

C20: perhaps from histo (ry) + -gram

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