Diagram meaning

dīə-grăm
A graph or chart.
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A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.
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(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".
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A chart or graph explaining or illustrating ideas, statistics, etc.
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A geometric figure, used to illustrate a mathematical statement, proof, etc.
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To represent or indicate something using a diagram.
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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.

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A sketch, drawing, or plan that explains a thing by outlining its parts and their relationships, workings, etc.
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To show or represent by a diagram; make a diagram of.
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A chart or graph.
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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.
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To indicate or represent by or as if by a diagram.
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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.

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Origin of diagram

  • Latin diagramma figure from Greek a figure worked out by lines, plan from diagraphein to mark out, delineate dia- dia- graphein to write gerbh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French diagramme, from Latin diagramma, from Ancient Greek διάγραμμα (diagramma)

    From Wiktionary