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graph

noun \ ˈgraf \

Definition of graph

1 :the collection of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation (such as a function)
2 :a diagram (such 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 :a collection of vertices and edges that join pairs of vertices

Origin and Etymology of graph

short for graphic formula

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graph

verb

Definition of graph

transitive verb
1 :to represent by a graph
2 :to plot on a graph

Examples of graph in a Sentence

  1. Students were asked to graph each equation.

First Known Use of graph

1898

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graph

noun

Definition of graph

1 :a written or printed representation of a basic unit of speech (such as a phoneme or syllable); especially :grapheme 1
2 :a single occurrence of a letter of an alphabet in any of its various shapes

Origin and Etymology of graph

probably from -graph


-graph

noun combining form

Definition of -graph

1 :something written or drawn
  • monograph
2
[French -graphe, from Late Latin -graphus]
:instrument for making or transmitting records or images
  • chronograph

Origin and Etymology of -graph

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


GRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

graph

verb

Definition of graph for English Language Learners

  • mathematics : to show (something) with a graph


-graph

noun combining form

Definition of -graph for English Language Learners

  • : something that is written or drawn

  • : a machine that records or sends information


GRAPH Defined for Kids

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graph

noun \ ˈgraf \

Definition of graph for Students

: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

verb

Definition of graph for Students

graphed; graphing
:to show something using a graph

-graph

noun suffix \ ˌgraf \

Definition of -graph for Students

1 :something written
  • paragraph
2 :instrument for making or sending records
  • telegraph

Medical Dictionary

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graph

noun \ ˈgraf \

medical Definition of graph

: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

graphic

play \ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

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graph

transitive verb

medical Definition of graph

1 :to represent by a graph
2 :to plot on a graph


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