- The definition of a diagram is a graph, chart, drawing or plan that explains something by showing how the parts relate to each other.
An example of diagram is a chart showing how all the departments within an organization are related.
A person creating a diagram.
- a geometric figure, used to illustrate a mathematical statement, proof, etc.
- a sketch, drawing, or plan that explains a thing by outlining its parts and their relationships, workings, etc.
- a chart or graph explaining or illustrating ideas, statistics, etc.
Origin of diagramClassical Greek diagramma ; from diagraphein, to mark out by lines, draw ; from dia- (see dia-) + graphein, to write (see graphic)
- A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole.
- Mathematics A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.
- A chart or graph.
transitive verbdi·a·grammed, di·a·gram·ming, di·a·grams or di·a·gramed or di·a·gram·ing
Origin of diagramLatin diagramma, figure, from Greek, a figure worked out by lines, plan, from diagraphein, to mark out, delineate : dia-, dia- + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
- di′a·gram·mat′ic , di′a·gram·mat′i·cal
- A plan, drawing, sketch or outline to show how something works, or show the relationships between the parts of a whole.
- Electrical diagrams show device interconnections.
- A graph or chart.
- (category theory) A functor from an index category to another category. The objects and morphisms of the index category need not have any internal substance, but rather merely outline the connective structure of at least some part of the diagram's codomain. If the index category is J and the codomain is C, then the diagram is said to be "of type J in C".
(third-person singular simple present diagrams, present participle diagraming or diagramming, simple past and past participle diagramed or diagrammed)