scatter diagram

noun Statistics.

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.

Nearby words

  1. scatoma,
  2. scatophagy,
  3. scatoscopy,
  4. scatt,
  5. scatter,
  6. scatter pin,
  7. scatter rug,
  8. scatter shot,
  9. scatter-gun,
  10. scatteration

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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scatter plot

scatter diagram


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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