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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.
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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/.
Origin of scatter diagram
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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