bar graph

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

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noun
Etymology: bar (I)

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a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birth-rates, etc. Also called bar chart.
[1920-25]

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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 graph see ↑bar chart above.
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Main Entry:bar

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bar graph UK US noun [countable] [singular bar graph plural bar graphs] maths
a graph that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths
Thesaurus: graphs, charts and diagramshyponym

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bar graph,
= bar chart. (Cf.bar chart)

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(also bar chart) n. a diagram in which the numerical values of variables are represented by the height or length of lines or rectangles of equal width

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noun, pl ⋯ graphs [count]
: a graph or chart that uses narrow columns of different heights to show and compare different amounts — called also bar chart

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ˈbar graph [bar graph]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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• bar graph — ➔ graph1 * * * bar graph UK US noun [C] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► BAR CHART(Cf. ↑bar chart) …   Financial and business terms

• bar graph — Graph 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• bar graph — bar graphs N COUNT A bar graph is the same as a bar chart. [AM] …   English dictionary

• bar graph — bar ,graph noun count a GRAPH that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

• bar graph — bar′ graph n. sta a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birthrates, etc • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

• bar graph — n. a graph in which the lengths of parallel bars are used to compare statistical frequencies, quantities, etc …   English World dictionary

• bar graph — n a ↑bar chart …   Dictionary of contemporary English

• bar graph — ► NOUN ▪ a bar chart …   English terms dictionary

• bar graph — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bar graph : singular bar graph plural bar graphs maths a graph that represents different amounts or values as thick lines of different lengths …   English dictionary

• bar graph — graph which plots values in the form of horizontal bars …   English contemporary dictionary