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 flowcharting (audio) \ noun

Examples of flowchart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 At the end of each chapter a flowchart is displayed showing the various narrative branches that the player's decision led to. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Detroit: Become Human' — Game Review," 24 May 2018 Of course, what’s not shown in this flowchart is Trump’s campaign proposal to stop all Muslims from coming to the US — a point that opponents of the ban argued revealed the fundamentally anti-Muslim (and hence unconstitutional) nature of the ban. Alvin Chang, Vox, "How Trump finally got his travel ban, in a flowchart," 26 June 2018 The diagram resembles a corporate flowchart, with lines branching out and intersecting, but all of them flowing out of two names: the Columbine killers. Anchorage Daily News, "For 'Columbiners,' school shootings have a deadly allure," 30 May 2018 The livestock department has this flowchart that explains exactly how that works. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Westworld’s digital marketing is giving fans sneak peeks at the show’s biggest secrets," 24 May 2018 Many counties, including in the Bay Area, have set up complicated flowcharts describing when deputies can respond. Hamed Aleaziz, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sanctuary split: While SF jail snubs ICE, Marin County does the opposite," 24 May 2018 Yet since January, a flowchart drawn in green highlighter has hung over the window above his desk at Santa Rita Jail. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "‘A rogue state’," 13 May 2018 Allow Windows to recognize when users are inking math, a flowchart, or a table. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How Microsoft's Windows ML machine learning could help apps anticipate your needs," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of flowchart

1920, in the meaning defined above

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