bar graph


Definition of bar graph

: a graphic means of quantitative comparison by rectangles with lengths proportional to the measure of the data or things being compared

called also bar chart

Examples of bar graph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The engine speed appears as a bar graph, torque and power can be displayed, and the car can also track g-forces and lap times. Juergen Zoellter, Car and Driver, 19 July 2021 To provide context, an infographic can offer visualization using a bar graph or pie chart, the size of the crypto market cap versus precious metals, equities and other sectors. Yec, Forbes, 24 June 2021 This was not a full circle moment but the right side of a steep bar graph, arrow pointing directly up. Ann Killion,, 15 Dec. 2020 One of these shows your speed, a graphical representation of the battery's state of charge, a range estimate, and a bar graph that shows energy being deployed or regenerated. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2020 A week before George Floyd was killed, Jane Nguyen created a bar graph. NBC News, 14 June 2020 The bar graph also showed a 1.2% positive change after the acquittal of two white men facing trial in the brutal 1992 beating of Rodney King. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 6 June 2020 Christ said people should look at the bar graph on the data dashboard for the best understanding of when deaths occurred, rather than relying on the daily reported number. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, 8 May 2020 Some charts are bar graphs, some are pie charts, some are line graphs—on a few occasions, the charts are broken (e.g., a pie chart depicting a 92:8 ratio that splits 50-50). Brian Feldman,, 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of bar graph

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Bar graph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bar graph

: a graph or chart that uses narrow columns of different heights to show and compare different amounts

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Kids Definition of bar graph

: a chart that uses parallel bars whose lengths are in proportion to the numbers represented

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