noun \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

: a drawing that explains or shows the parts of something

Full Definition of DIAGRAM

:  a graphic design that explains rather than represents; especially :  a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts)
:  a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes
di·a·gram·ma·ble \-ˌgra-mə-bəl\ adjective
di·a·gram·mat·ic \ˌdī-ə-grə-ˈma-tik\ also di·a·gram·mat·i·cal \-ˈma-ti-kəl\ adjective
di·a·gram·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of DIAGRAM

  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



: to show or explain (something) in a diagram

diagrammed or diagramed \-ˌgramd\diagram·ming or diagram·ing \-ˌgra-miŋ\

Full Definition of DIAGRAM

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

Examples of DIAGRAM

  1. The coach diagrammed the new play on the blackboard.
  2. The students were required to diagram a sentence.

First Known Use of DIAGRAM



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