pie chart


noun

a graphic representation of quantitative information by means of a circle divided into sectors, in which the relative sizes of the areas (or central angles) of the sectors correspond to the relative sizes or proportions of the quantities.

Nearby words

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  8. pie-eyed,
  9. pie-faced,
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Origin of pie chart

First recorded in 1920–25

Also called circle graph, pie graph.

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British Dictionary definitions for pie chart

pie chart

noun

a circular graph divided into sectors proportional to the magnitudes of the quantities represented
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