Diagram Di"a*gram, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to mark out by lines; dia` through + ? to draw, write: cf. F. diagramme. See {Graphic}.] 1. (Geom.) A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan. [1913 Webster]

2. Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one. [1913 Webster]

{Indicator diagram}. (Steam Engine) See {Indicator card}, under {indicator} [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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