# nomogram

nomo·gram a graphical representation of a set of scales for the variables in a problem, so positioned that a straight line connecting the known values on some scales will provide the unknown values at its intersections with other scales

also nom′o·graph·

## nomogram

Noun

(*plural* nomograms)

- (mathematics) A diagram in which the relationship between three variables is represented by a straight line or curve for each variable; the value of the third variable corresponding to particular values of the first two is obtained by drawing a straight line through the points on the first two curves that represent particular values of the first two variables and noting the point at which the line intersects the third line or curve.

Origin

Formed as *nom-* +"Ž *-o-* +"Ž *-gram*, by analogy with French *nomogramme*.