Definition of graph
1 : the collection of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation (such as a function)
2 : a diagram (such as a series of one or more points, lines, line segments, curves, or areas) that represents the variation of a variable in comparison with that of one or more other variables
3 : a collection of vertices and edges that join pairs of vertices
Origin and Etymology of graph
short for graphic formula
First Known Use: 1886
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
graph
Definition of graph
transitive verb
1 : to represent by a graph
2 : to plot on a graph
Examples of graph in a sentence
Students were asked to graph each equation.
1898
First Known Use of graph
1898
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
graph
Definition of graph
1 : a written or printed representation of a basic unit of speech (such as a phoneme or syllable); especially : grapheme 1
2 : a single occurrence of a letter of an alphabet in any of its various shapes
Origin and Etymology of graph
probably from graph
First Known Use: 1933
graph
Definition of graph
1 : something written or drawn monograph
2 [French graphe, from Late Latin graphus] : instrument for making or transmitting records or images chronograph
Origin and Etymology of graph
Latin graphum, from Greek graphon, from neuter of graphos written, from graphein to write — more at carve
GRAPH Defined for English Language Learners
graph
Definition of graph for English Language Learners

mathematics : to show (something) with a graph
graph
Definition of graph for English Language Learners

: something that is written or drawn

: a machine that records or sends information
GRAPH Defined for Kids
Definition of graph for Students
: a diagram that by means of dots and lines shows a system of relationships between things a graph of birth rates
Definition of graph for Students
graphed
;graphing
: to show something using a graph
graph
Definition of graph for Students
1 : something written paragraph
2 : instrument for making or sending records telegraph
Medical Dictionary
graph
Medical Definition of graph
1: to represent by a graph
2: to plot on a graph
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