flow·​chart | \ ˈflō-ˌchärt How to pronounce flowchart (audio) \

Definition of flowchart

: a diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a procedure or system especially using connecting lines and a set of conventional symbols

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Other Words from flowchart

flowcharting \ ˈflō-​ˌchär-​tiŋ How to pronounce flowchart (audio) \ noun

Examples of flowchart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staffing schedule looks like a NASA flowchart for the moon landing. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 During a staff meeting Wednesday afternoon, FFA Oak Cliff’s upper school principal Tien Nguyen reminded teachers to continue to study the COVID-19 response flowchart, before asking them to pay close attention to his message at the meeting’s close. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Teachers worry about safety after Dallas charter school suddenly pivots to offer in-person option for students," 20 Aug. 2020 Deborah Birx, a public health expert tapped by the White House to help coordinate the administration’s response to the virus, held up a flowchart depicting how the site was supposed to work. Louise Matsakis, Wired, "Google Will Make a Coronavirus Site—but Not Like Trump Said," 15 Mar. 2020 The flowchart had originated from Oracle’s D.C. lobbying shop. Washington Post, "Amazon says Trump launched ‘repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks’ over massive cloud contract," 9 Dec. 2019 Staff will pick and choose which cases deserve appeal, according to a flowchart provided by Facebook: Some appeals will be heard; others will be ignored. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Facebook plans launch of its own “Supreme Court” for handling takedown appeals," 18 Sep. 2019 Annual flowcharts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory show that over the past decade, wind power has increased 396 percent and solar power is up 956 percent. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "U.S. Power Supply Is Changing Significantly," 12 Oct. 2019 But keeping the lineups straight for the Airplane and two splinter bands took a wall-size flowchart. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "When Jefferson Airplane’s 1980s reunion concerts rocked the Bay Area," 18 Sep. 2019 Attempts by journalists to compose flowcharts of all the Brexit possibilities and contingencies resemble Rube Goldberg drawings. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Gridlock Is the New Normal," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of flowchart

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Flowchart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowchart. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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