Definition of Diagram

1. Noun. A drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts.

2. Verb. Make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed.
Exact synonyms: Plot
Generic synonyms: Draw
Specialized synonyms: Graph
Derivative terms: Diagramming, Plotter, Plotter

Definition of Diagram

1. n. A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.

2. v. t. To put into the form of a diagram.

Definition of Diagram

1. Noun. A plan, drawing, sketch or outline to show how something works, or show the relationships between the parts of a whole. ¹

2. Noun. A graph or chart. ¹

3. Noun. (category theory) A functor from an ''index category'' to another category. The objects and morphisms of the index category need not have any internal substance, but rather merely outline the connective structure of at least some part of the diagram's codomain. If the index category is ''J'' and the codomain is ''C'', then the diagram is said to be "of type ''J'' in ''C''". ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To represent or indicate something using a diagram. ¹

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Definition of Diagram

1. to illustrate by a diagram (a graphic design) [v -GRAMED, -GRAMING, -GRAMS or -GRAMMED, -GRAMMING, -GRAMS]

Medical Definition of Diagram

1. 1. A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan. 2. Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one. Indicator diagram. See Indicator card, under indicator Origin: Gr, fr. To mark out by lines; through + to draw, write: cf. F. Diagramme. See Graphic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Diagram

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The diagram oi This Is called a diagram of configuration. placements for this imaginary system Is the diagram of relative velocities of the actual system at ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"diagram с/ Multiplication.—The process of multiplication 19 performed in order to obtain such results as the following:— If Is. is equivalent to I2d., ..."

3. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"By completing the circle on AK the diagram may he extended to the case of an induction generator. In the second part of the paper the author applies a ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"SURGERY, GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS diagram III. Thirteen complete scaphoid fractures and the varieties of "extrinsic" synostosis. these patients a good ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"By AIEE A POWER diagram INDICATOR FOR HIGH-TENSION CIRCUITS BY HARRIS J. RYAN ... The instrument may also be employed as a dielectric hysteresis diagram ..."

6. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"Indicator diagram—Critical Point—Critical Constants—Equation of Van der Waals— Liquefaction of Gases. volume diagram gives us a convenient graphic method of ..."

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