Meaning of GRAPH in English

GRAPH

/graf, grahf/ , n.

1. a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.

2. Math.

a. a series of points, discrete or continuous, as in forming a curve or surface, each of which represents a value of a given function.

b. Also called linear graph . a network of lines connecting points.

3. a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.

v.t.

4. Math. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.

5. to represent by means of a graph.

[ 1875-80; short for graphic formula; see GRAPHIC ]

Syn. 1. See map .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .