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diagram

di·a·gram

diagram

 
pronunciation:
daI graem
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a drawing or plan that shows the parts of something or how the parts work together.
He drew a diagram to show me how my computer works.
synonyms:
design
similar words:
blueprint, chart, draft, drawing, graph, map, plan, sketch
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: diagramed, diagraming, diagrammed, diagramming, diagrams
definition: to show by a diagram.
She diagramed the steps in building a bench.
synonyms:
chart
similar words:
design, draw, graph, map, plot, sketch
derivation: diagrammable (adj.)
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Diagram comes from an ancient Greek word that means "something marked out by lines."
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The word diagram contains the following parts:
gram Greek root that means write