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chart

noun \ ˈchärt \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of chart

1 :map: such as
a :an outline map exhibiting something (such as climatic or magnetic variations) in its geographical aspects
b :a map for the use of navigators
2 a :a sheet giving information in tabular form
b :graph
c :diagram
d :a sheet of paper ruled and graduated for use in a recording instrument
e :a record of medical information about a patient
f :a listing by rank (as of sales) usually used in plural
  • number one on the charts
  • —Tim Cahill
3 :a musical arrangement; also :a part in such an arrangement

Examples of chart in a Sentence

  1. a chart showing the number of cars sold each month

  2. The doctor consulted the patient's chart.

  3. The record went to the top of the charts.

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Origin and Etymology of chart

Medieval French charte, from Latin charta piece of papyrus, document — more at card

chart Synonyms

Synonyms
map
Related Words
ground plan, plan, plat, plot; relief map

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chart

verb

Definition of chart

transitive verb
1 :to lay out a plan for
  • chart a course
2 :to make a map or chart of
  • chart the coastline
3 :chronicle
  • the book charts the last years of his life
intransitive verb
:to be ranked on a chart
  • the song charted for three months

Examples of chart in a Sentence

  1. They charted the course of the ship.

  2. She wanted to chart her own career path.

  3. He will try to chart a new course for the company.

  4. analysts charting trends in the stock market

Recent Examples of chart from the Web

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First Known Use of chart

1842



CHART Defined for English Language Learners

chart

noun

Definition of chart for English Language Learners

  • : information in the form of a table, diagram, etc.

  • : a record of information about a medical patient

  • : a map of an area (such as the sky or ocean) used by pilots, sailors, etc.


chart

verb

Definition of chart for English Language Learners

  • : to make a chart of (an area); also : to mark (something) on a chart

  • : to make a plan for (something)

  • : to note the changes, progress, etc., in (something)


CHART Defined for Kids

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chart

noun \ ˈchärt \

Definition of chart for Students

1 :a sheet giving information in a table or lists or by means of diagrams
  • a seating chart
  • a growth chart
2 :a map showing features (as coasts, currents, and shoals) of importance to sailors
3 :a diagram of an area showing information other than natural features

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chart

verb

Definition of chart for Students

charted; charting
1 :to make a map or chart of
  • chart the seas
2 :to make a plan for
  • He charted his career.

Medical Dictionary

chart

noun \ ˈchärt \

medical Definition of chart

1 :a sheet giving information especially in tabular form; especially :a record of medical information for a patient
2 :graph
3 :a sheet of paper ruled and graduated for use in a recording instrument

chart

transitive verb


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