bar chart

bar chart
a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities
Syn: ↑bar graph
Hypernyms: ↑chart
Hyponyms: ↑histogram

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Etymology: bar (I)
: a graphic representation for comparing numbers by means of rectangles of uniform widths but of lengths proportional to the numbers being represented — called also bar graph

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bar chart or bar graph noun
A graph showing comparative quantities by means of rectangular blocks of varying proportional height
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Main Entry:bar

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bar chart UK US noun [countable] [singular bar chart plural bar charts] maths
a bar graph
Thesaurus: graphs, charts and diagramshyponym

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bar chart,
a chart or graph of a comparison of quantities by means of darkened rectangles of various lengths, each of which represents a particular quantity; bar graph.

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n. another term for bar graph

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noun, pl ⋯ charts [count]

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ˈbar chart [bar chart] (also ˈbar graph) noun
a diagram that uses lines or narrow ↑rectangles (= bars) of different heights (but equal widths) to show different amounts, so that they can be compared
See also:bar graph  
Example Bank:

The bar chart shows what the average American consumes in a year compared with other nationalities.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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