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graph

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noun \ˈgraf\

Definition of graph

  1. 1 :  the collection of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation (as a function)

  2. 2 :  a diagram (as a series of one or more points, lines, line segments, curves, or areas) that represents the variation of a variable in comparison with that of one or more other variables

  3. 3 :  a collection of vertices and edges that join pairs of vertices



Origin of graph

short for graphic formula


First Known Use: 1886

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graph

verb

Simple Definition of graph

  • mathematics : to show (something) with a graph

Full Definition of graph

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to represent by a graph

  3. 2 :  to plot on a graph

Examples of graph

  1. Students were asked to graph each equation.



1898

First Known Use of graph

1898

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graph

noun

Definition of graph

  1. 1 :  a written or printed representation of a basic unit of speech (as a phoneme or syllable); especially :  grapheme 1

  2. 2 :  a single occurrence of a letter of an alphabet in any of its various shapes



Origin of graph

probably from -graph


First Known Use: 1933


-graph

noun combining form

Simple Definition of -graph

  • : something that is written or drawn

  • : a machine that records or sends information

Full Definition of -graph

  1. 1 :  something written or drawn <monograph>

  2. 2 [French -graphe, from Late Latin -graphus] :  instrument for making or transmitting records or images <chronograph>

Origin of -graph

Latin -graphum, from Greek -graphon, from neuter of -graphos written, from graphein to write — more at carve


GRAPH Defined for Kids

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graph

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noun \ˈgraf\

Definition of graph

  1. :  a diagram that by means of dots and lines shows a system of relationships between things <a graph of birth rates>




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graph

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verb

Definition of graph

graphedgraph·ing

  1. :  to show something using a graph




-graph

noun suffix \ˌgraf\

Definition of -graph

  1. 1 :  something written <paragraph>

  2. 2 :  instrument for making or sending records <telegraph>




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