histogram


his·to·gram

noun \ˈhis-tə-ˌgram\

Definition of HISTOGRAM

:  a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose areas are proportional to the corresponding frequencies

Origin of HISTOGRAM

Greek histos mast, web + English -gram
First Known Use: 1891

his·to·gram

noun \ˈhis-tə-ˌgram\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HISTOGRAM

: a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose heights represent corresponding frequencies

histogram

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Graph using vertical or horizontal bars whose lengths indicate quantities. Along with the pie chart, the histogram is the most common format for representing statistical data. Its advantage is that it not only clearly shows the largest and smallest categories but gives an immediate impression of the distribution of the data. In fact, a histogram is a representation of a frequency distribution.

Variants of HISTOGRAM

histogram or bar graph

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