Meaning of GRAPH in English


graph S3 /ɡrɑːf $ ɡræf/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ 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.

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■ NOUN + graph

▪ a bar graph (=a picture of boxes of different heights, in which each box represents a different amount or quantity)

The monthly variations in rainfall are shown on the bar graph below.

▪ a line graph

A line graph is a way of presenting figures in visual form.

■ verbs

▪ draw a graph

Draw a graph to show changes in the death rate over this period.

▪ plot something on a graph (=to draw marks or a line to show facts, numbers etc on a graph)

The different values can be plotted on a graph.

▪ show something on a graph/a graph shows something

The graph shows that wages rose in line with productivity.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.