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.
▪ 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.