graph

noun (1)
\ ˈgraf How to pronounce graph (audio) \

Definition of graph

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : 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
2 : the collection of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation (such as a function)
3 : a collection of vertices and edges that join pairs of vertices

graph

verb
graphed; graphing; graphs

Definition of graph (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to represent by a graph
2 : to plot on a graph

graph

noun (2)

Definition of graph (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : a written or printed representation of a basic unit of speech (such as a phoneme or syllable) especially : grapheme sense 1
2 : a single occurrence of a letter of an alphabet in any of its various shapes

Definition of -graph (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : something written or drawn monograph
2 [French -graphe, from Late Latin -graphus] : instrument for making or transmitting records or images chronograph

Examples of graph in a Sentence

Verb Students were asked to graph each equation.

First Known Use of graph

Noun (1)

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for graph

Noun (1)

short for graphic formula

Noun (2)

probably from -graph

Noun combining form

Latin -graphum, from Greek -graphon, from neuter of -graphos written, from graphein to write — more at carve

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“Graph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graph. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for graph

graph

verb

English Language Learners Definition of graph (Entry 2 of 2)

: to show (something) with a graph

-graph

noun combining form

English Language Learners Definition of -graph (Entry 4 of 2)

: something that is written or drawn
: a machine that records or sends information

graph

noun
\ ˈgraf How to pronounce graph (audio) \

Kids Definition of graph

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a diagram that by means of dots and lines shows a system of relationships between things a graph of birth rates

graph

verb
graphed; graphing

Kids Definition of graph (Entry 2 of 3)

: to show something using a graph

-graph

noun suffix
\ ˌgraf \

Kids Definition of -graph

1 : something written paragraph
2 : instrument for making or sending records telegraph

graph

noun
\ ˈgraf How to pronounce graph (audio) \

Medical Definition of graph

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a diagram (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

Other Words from graph

graphic \ ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce graph (audio) \ adjective

graph

transitive verb

Medical Definition of graph (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to represent by a graph
2 : to plot on a graph

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