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diagram

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noun di·a·gram \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

Definition of diagram

  1. 1 :  a graphic design that explains rather than represents; especially :  a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts)

  2. 2 :  a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes

diagrammable

play \-ˌgra-mə-bəl\ adjective

diagrammatic

play \ˌdī-ə-grə-ˈma-tik\ less commonly

diagrammatical

play \-ˈma-ti-kəl\ adjective

diagrammatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of diagram in a sentence

  1. a diagram of the nervous system

  2. This diagram shows how the clock operates.

Origin and Etymology of diagram

Greek diagramma, from diagraphein to mark out by lines, from dia- + graphein to write — more at carve


First Known Use: 1619


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diagram

verb di·a·gram

Definition of diagram

diagrammed

or

diagramed

\-ˌgramd\

diagramming

or

diagraming

\-ˌgra-miŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to represent by or put into the form of a diagram <diagram a sentence> <diagram a football play>

Examples of diagram in a sentence

  1. The coach diagrammed the new play on the blackboard.

  2. The students were required to diagram a sentence.

1785

First Known Use of diagram

1785


DIAGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

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diagram

play
noun di·a·gram \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

Definition of diagram for English Language Learners

  • : a drawing that explains or shows the parts of something


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diagram

verb di·a·gram

Definition of diagram for English Language Learners

  • : to show or explain (something) in a diagram


DIAGRAM Defined for Kids

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diagram

play
noun di·a·gram \ˈdī-ə-ˌgram\

Definition of diagram for Students

  1. :  a drawing, plan, or chart that makes something clearer or easier to understand


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diagram

play
verb di·a·gram

Definition of diagram for Students

diagrammed

or

diagramed

\ˈdī-ə-ˌgramd\

diagramming

or

diagraming

\-ˌgra-miŋ\
  1. :  to put in the form of a drawing, plan, or chart <The coach diagrammed the new play.>



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