Venn diagram

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Definition of Venn diagram

: a graph that employs closed curves and especially circles to represent logical relations between and operations on sets and the terms of propositions by the inclusion, exclusion, or intersection of the curves

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Venn diagram: AB represents the intersection of sets A and B

First Known Use of Venn diagram

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Venn diagram

after John Venn *1834 †1923 English logician, who wrote a survey and formalization of such graphs in 1880

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“Venn diagram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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Venn diagram

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Kids Definition of Venn diagram

: a diagram that shows the relationship between two groups of things by means of overlapping circles

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