flowchart

noun

flow·​chart ˈflō-ˌchärt How to pronounce flowchart (audio)
: a diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a procedure or system especially using connecting lines and a set of conventional symbols
flowcharting noun

Examples of flowchart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What begins with a simple flowchart rapidly expands as the game progresses, becoming a dizzying web of hundreds of potential outcomes for the narrative. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 This flowchart shows how the proof repair model creates new training data for Baldur. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Jan. 2024 This flowchart outlines the authors’ study methodology. Wei Gordon, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2024 Aaron Reed Reed's book—which has over 620 pages of analysis, code samples, photographs, maps, flowcharts, footnotes, asides, cross-references, and other details—thoroughly backs up this claim. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 20 June 2023 The flowchart below was part of the Legislative Fiscal Services Agency presentation to lawmakers through 2021. Tcrain, al, 26 Jan. 2023 Read the flowchart below. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2021 In a video demo, Microsoft showed a user inputting computer code into Copilot and receiving a visual flowchart about how the code works, readable by someone who has no programming experience. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 Here are the flowchart steps: 1. Henry Devries, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flowchart was in 1920

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“Flowchart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowchart. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

flowchart

noun
flow·​chart ˈflō-ˌchärt How to pronounce flowchart (audio)
: a diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a process or system by using special symbols and connecting lines

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