I. noun Etymology: short for graphic formula Date: 1886 1. the collection of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation (as a function) 2. a diagram (as a series of one or more points, lines, line segments, curves, or areas) that represents the variation of a variable in comparison with that of one or more other variables 3. a collection of vertices and edges that join pairs of vertices II. transitive verb Date: 1898 1. to represent by a graph 2. to plot on a graph III. noun Etymology: probably from -graph Date: 1933 1. a written or printed representation of a basic unit of speech (as a phoneme or syllable); especially grapheme 1 2. a single occurrence of a letter of an alphabet in any of its various shapes

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  • Graph — (gr[.a]f), n. [See { graph}.] (Math.) 1. A curve or surface, the locus of a point whose co[ o]rdinates are the variables in the equation of the locus; as, a graph of the exponential function. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A diagram symbolizing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graph — may refer to:* A graphic (such as a chart or diagram) depicting the relationship between two or more variables used, for instance, in visualising scientific data.In mathematics:* Graph (mathematics), a set of vertices connected with edges * Graph …   Wikipedia

  • Graph — 〈m. 16; Math.〉 = Graf2 * * * 1Graph , Graf , der; en, en [zu griech. gráphein = schreiben] (bes. Math., Naturwiss.): grafische Darstellung (z. B. von Relationen) in Form von [markierten] Knoten[punkten] u. verbindenden Linien (Kanten). 2Graph,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • -graph — [griech. gráphein = schreiben, aufzeichnen]: Grundwort in Zus. mit der Bed. »aufzeichnendes Gerät, aufzeichnende Person«, z. B. Dichrograph, Spektrograph, Biograph, vgl. graphie. * * * graph: ↑ graf. * * * graph, (auch:) graf, der; en, en… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • graph — [ græf ] noun count ** a picture that uses lines or curves to show the relationship between numbers or measurements that change: The graph shows that the number of working mothers is increasing. draw/plot/construct a graph: You can then draw a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • graph — n *chart, map Analogous words: plot, scheme, design, *plan: diagram, outline, sketch (see under SKETCH vb) graph vb chart, map (see under CHART n) Analogous words: see those at GRAPH n …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • graph — graph1 [graf, gräf] n. [short for graphic formula] 1. a diagram, as a curve, broken line, or series of bars, representing various kinds of quantitative information and relationships, such as the successive changes in a variable quantity or… …   English World dictionary

  • -graph — ( gr[.a]f) [From Gr. gra fein to write. See {Graphic}.] A suffix signifying something written (as in {digraph}), a writing; also, a writer or an instrument that produces a written or visible record of a measurement, such as a spectrograph; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graph... — graph...,   ...graph, Wortbildungselement, grapho …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ...graph — …graph 〈Nachsilbe; zur Bildung männl. Subst.〉 oV 1. Schreiber, Zeichner; Stenograph 2. Geschriebenes; Autograph 3. Beschreiber, Wissenschaftler; Lexikograph 4. wissenschaftl. Messgerät; Pluviograph [Etym.: → Graph] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • graph — [gra:f US græf] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: graphic formula] a drawing that uses a line or lines to show how two or more sets of measurements are related to each other →↑chart ▪ Martin showed me a graph of their recent sales …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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