block diagram

noun

: a diagram (as of a system, process, or program) in which labeled figures (such as rectangles) and interconnecting lines represent the relationship of parts

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Look at the register file, for example, and compare it to this interactive block diagram on how random access memory works. Jeremy Reimer, Ars Technica, 23 Sep. 2022 The figure below shows the block diagram of the 4016 SSD controller as well as various features and options. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 The image below shows a block diagram showing the operation of this transport and object storage solution. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 The figure below shows the block diagram for this controller from the company’s product brief. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Below is a block diagram of the coffee maker’s main components: Hron eventually acquired enough information to write a python script that mimicked the update process. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 26 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of block diagram was in 1944

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“Block diagram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/block%20diagram. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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