- 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.
Origin of histogram
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If it turns out to be spam, you adjust the "spam" histogram accordingly.Little Brother
A histogram showing the distribution of these in total cost is given in Figure 13.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969
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The shape of the histogram (Fig. 5) indicates that some breeding for which records are lacking occurs earlier in May.
Eighty-eight records of breeding from northwestern Kansas make a histogram almost exactly duplicating the one from Cloud County.
- 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
C20: perhaps from histo (ry) + -gram
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Word Origin and History for histogram
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