Graph



[graf, grahf] /græf, grɑf/

noun
1.
a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.
2.
Mathematics.

3.
a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.
verb (used with object)
4.
Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
5.
to represent by means of a graph.
1.
variant of before a vowel:
grapheme.
1.
a combining form meaning “drawn,” “written” (lithograph; monograph); specialized in meaning to indicate the instrument rather than the written product of the instrument (telegraph; phonograph).
/ɡrɑːf; ɡræf/
noun
1.
Also called chart. a drawing depicting the relation between certain sets of numbers or quantities by means of a series of dots, lines, etc, plotted with reference to a set of axes See also bar graph
2.
(maths) a drawing depicting a functional relation between two or three variables by means of a curve or surface containing only those points whose coordinates satisfy the relation
3.
(maths) a structure represented by a diagram consisting of points (vertices) joined by lines (edges)
4.
(linguistics) a symbol in a writing system not further subdivisible into other such symbols
verb
5.
(transitive) to draw or represent in a graph
combining form
1.
an instrument that writes or records: telegraph
2.
a writing, record, or drawing: autograph, lithograph
n.

1878, shortening of graphic formula (see graphic). The verb meaning “charted on a graph” is from 1889. Related: Graphed; graphing.

word-forming element meaning “instrument for recording; something written,” from Greek graphe “writing,” from graphein “to write, express by written characters,” earlier “to draw, represent by lines drawn” (see -graphy).

-graph suff.
An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording: cardiograph.
graph
(grāf)

1. A collection of nodes and edges.
See also connected graph, degree, directed graph, Moore bound, regular graph, tree.
2. A visual representation of algebraic equations or data.
(1996-09-22)

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