American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole.
- n. Mathematics A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.
- n. A chart or graph.
- v. To indicate or represent by or as if by a diagram.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geometry, a drawing or scheme delineated for the purpose of demonstrating the properties of any figure by observations on the geometrical relations of its parts.
- n. An illustrative figure giving only the outlines or a general scheme (not an exact representation) of the object; a figure for ascertaining or exhibiting certain relations between objects under discussion by means of analogous relations between the parts of the figure.
- n. In old music, a table representing all the sounds of the system; a musical scale.
- n. A diagram in which the accelerations of particles are represented in magnitude and direction by lines drawn from points showing the positions of those particles.
- n. A diagram in which the displacements of particles are represented in magnitude and direction by lines drawn from points showing the positions of those particles.
- To draw or put into the form of diagram; make a diagram of.
- n. A plan, drawing, sketch or outline to show how something works, or show the relationships between the parts of a whole.
- n. A graph or chart.
- n. 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".
- v. transitive To represent or indicate something using a diagram.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.
- n. 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.
- v. To put into the form of diagram.
- n. a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts
- v. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
- From French diagramme, from Latin diagramma, from Ancient Greek διάγραμμα (diagramma) (Wiktionary)
- Latin diagramma, figure, from Greek, a figure worked out by lines, plan, from diagraphein, to mark out, delineate : dia-, dia- + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Never had a chance to meet my grandma, but this diagram is also true for the very old lady I call upon from time to time.”
“At least, I think the Bob Morris who made this diagram is the same Floridian humorist who I've been loosely keeping up with for the last fifteen years.”
“Not sure who put this together first, but that Venn diagram is the same as the Hedgehog Concept in Jim Collin's Good to Great.”
“I don't think it's really inconsistent at all - I think that the underlying goal of this diagram is to show that we should be doing what we want to be doing; not necessarily what we can do well.”
“The diagram is about being happy doing what you enjoy.”
“That diagram is missing a few very important steps outside of the manufacturing process, most notably the lobbying and contributions from the zinc industry, which is one of the main defenders of the worthless coin.”
“I get to disconnect circuits, rebuild cables, open up every kind of appliance to see if their working diagram is more logical than our absurd reality.”
“Interesting, but this diagram is 3 years old (from 2006).”
“In reality, this diagram is measuring the level of innovation from 4 or 5 years ago.”
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