# graph

graph
I. graph graph 1 [grɑːf ǁ græf] noun [countable]
a drawing that uses a line or lines to show the relationship between two or more sets of figures, measurements etc:

• You can use visuals such as charts and graphs to enhance your presentation.

— compare chart1
ˈbar graph
a graph in the form of a series of long thin boxes next to each other, each box representing an amount being compared with all the others; = bar chart Bre
ˈline graph
a graph on which the relationship between two things is shown by a line:

• The major advantage of the line graph is that it is easy to analyse the relationship between variables.

[m0] II. graph graph 2 verb [transitive]
to draw a line or lines on a graph, showing the relationship between two or more sets of figures, measurements etc:

• Using the above data, graph the demand for wheat and the supply of wheat.

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graph UK US /grɑːf/ US  /ɡræf/ noun [C] GRAPHS & CHARTS
a drawing that shows how different types of information are related, usually using two axes (= fixed lines) and a line or curve which shows how one thing changes as another thing changes: »

He drew a graph on the whiteboard.

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The graph shows quite clearly the impact of the recession on sales figures.

Compare CHART(Cf. ↑chart) noun
See also BROKEN-LINE GRAPH(Cf. ↑broken-line graph), LINE GRAPH(Cf. ↑line graph), BAR GRAPH(Cf. ↑bar graph)
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graph UK US /ɡrɑːf/ US  /ɡræf/ verb [T]
to create a graph to show how different pieces of information are related: graph sth against sth »

Use the software to graph the dollar's performance against the euro over the last year.

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To graph the stock of any of the companies mentioned, click the company name.

Compare CHART(Cf. ↑chart) verb

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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´ic|ly — graph|ic «GRAF ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. producing by words the effect of a picture; lifelike; vivid: »The returned soldier gave a graphic account of a battle. 2. of or about diagrams and their use; working by means of graphs rather than… …   Useful english dictionary

• graph|ic — «GRAF ihk», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. producing by words the effect of a picture; lifelike; vivid: »The returned soldier gave a graphic account of a battle. 2. of or about diagrams and their use; working by means of graphs rather than… …   Useful english dictionary

• 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