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diagram

di·a·gram

diagram

 
 
pronunciation:
daI graem
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a drawing, plan, or chart that makes clear the parts or workings of something.
The manual includes several diagrams of the car's engine and other parts.
synonyms:
design, schema
similar words:
blueprint, chart, draft, drawing, graph, map, plan, sketch
definition 2: a graph, chart, or the like.
This diagram shows the population growth in major cities over the last five decades.
synonyms:
chart, schema
similar words:
blueprint, design, graph, map, table
definition 3: a drawn representation of a geometric or algebraic relationship.
synonyms:
graph, schema
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: diagramed, diagraming, diagrammed, diagramming, diagrams
definition: to make a diagram of; render in a diagram.
He diagramed the steps in building a bench.
synonyms:
chart
similar words:
design, draw, graph, map, plot, sketch
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derivation: diagrammable (adj.)
Word History
Diagram comes from an ancient Greek word that means "something marked out by lines."
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