noun, Mathematics.
(def 2b).
[graf, grahf] /græf, grɑf/
a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.

a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.
verb (used with object)
Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
to represent by means of a graph.
/ɡrɑːf; ɡræf/
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
(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
(maths) a structure represented by a diagram consisting of points (vertices) joined by lines (edges)
(linguistics) a symbol in a writing system not further subdivisible into other such symbols
(transitive) to draw or represent in a graph

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


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