Meaning of DIAGRAM in English


I. ˈdī-ə-ˌgram noun

Etymology: Greek diagramma, from diagraphein to mark out by lines, from dia- + graphein to write — more at carve

Date: 1619

1. : a graphic design that explains rather than represents ; especially : a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts)

2. : a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes

• di·a·gram·ma·ble -ˌgra-mə-bəl adjective

• di·a·gram·mat·ic ˌdī-ə-grə-ˈma-tik also di·a·gram·mat·i·cal -ˈma-ti-kəl adjective

• di·a·gram·mat·i·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb

II. transitive verb

( -grammed or di·a·gramed -ˌgramd ; -gram·ming or di·a·gram·ing -ˌgra-miŋ)

Date: 1785

: to represent by or put into the form of a diagram

diagram a sentence

diagram a football play

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