a graphic representation of bivariate data as a set of points in the plane that have Cartesian coordinates equal to corresponding values of the two variates.
Words nearby scatter diagram
Origin of scatter diagram
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called scat·ter·gram [skat-er-gram] /ˈskæt ərˌgræm/, scat·ter·graph [skat-er-graf, -grahf] /ˈskæt ərˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/, scat·ter·plot [skat-er-plot] /ˈskæt ərˌplɒt/.
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British Dictionary definitions for scatter plot
statistics a graph that plots along two axes at right angles to each other the relationship between two variable quantities, such as height and weight
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