~ 1 [ grα:f , graf ]
1》 a diagram showing the relation between variable quantities, typically of two variables measured along a pair of axes at right angles.
2》 Mathematics a collection of points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation.
■ verb plot or trace on a ~.
C19: abbrev. of ~ic formula .
~ 2 [ grα:f , graf ]
■ noun Linguistics a visual symbol representing a unit of sound or other feature of speech.
1930s: from Gk ~ē 'writing'.