Meaning of DIAGRAM in English


I. ˈdīəˌgram, -raa(ə)m noun

( -s )

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

1. : a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes : a mechanical drawing or geometrical figure

2. : a graphic design that explains rather than represents : a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts to a whole, relative values, origins and development, chronological fluctuations, distribution) : chart , graph

a diagram of the nervous system

— see block diagram

II. transitive verb

( diagramed or diagrammed ; diagramed or diagrammed ; diagraming or diagramming ; diagrams )

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

he diagrammed his route on the tablecloth — Willa Cather

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