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 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 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

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First Known Use of flowchart

1920, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Flowchart.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowcharts. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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