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diagram

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noun di·a·gram \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

Simple Definition of diagram

  • : a drawing that explains or shows the parts of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diagram

  1. 1 :  a graphic design that explains rather than represents; especially :  a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts)

  2. 2 :  a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes

diagrammable play \-ˌgra-mə-bəl\ adjective
diagrammatic play \ˌdī-ə-grə-ˈma-tik\ also diagrammatical play \-ˈma-ti-kəl\ adjective
diagrammatically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of diagram in a sentence

  1. a diagram of the nervous system

  2. This diagram shows how the clock operates.



Origin of diagram

Greek diagramma, from diagraphein to mark out by lines, from dia- + graphein to write — more at carve


First Known Use: 1619


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diagram

verb di·a·gram

Simple Definition of diagram

  • : to show or explain (something) in a diagram

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diagram

diagrammed or diagramed \-ˌgramd\diagramming or diagraming \-ˌgra-miŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to represent by or put into the form of a diagram <diagram a sentence> <diagram a football play>

Examples of diagram in a sentence

  1. The coach diagrammed the new play on the blackboard.

  2. The students were required to diagram a sentence.



1785

First Known Use of diagram

1785


DIAGRAM Defined for Kids

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diagram

play
noun di·a·gram \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

Definition of diagram for Students

  1. :  a drawing, plan, or chart that makes something clearer or easier to understand




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diagram

play
verb di·a·gram

Definition of diagram for Students

diagrammed or diagramed \ˈdī-ə-ˌgramd\diagramming or diagraming \-ˌgra-miŋ\

  1. :  to put in the form of a drawing, plan, or chart <The coach diagrammed the new play.>





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