histogram definition by Webster's New World
Origin: histo(ry) plush -gram
histogram definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Greek histos, mast, web; see stā- in Indo-European roots + -gram.
histogram - Business Definition
histogram - Computer Definition
A bar graph that uses the width of the bars to represent the various classes and the height of the bars to represent their relative frequencies. Camera Histograms Digital camera histograms show the image's overall exposure. Using 256 vertical bars to represent brightness levels from 0 to 255, the leftmost bar is the darkest pixel level (0), and the rightmost bar is the lightest (255). The height of the bars represents the total number of pixels at that brightness level. What is of most interest to the photographer is how the bars spread horizontally from left to right. For example, if there are no bars on the left, there are no black pixels in the image.