/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.
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.
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 .