graph paper


Definition of graph paper 

: paper ruled for drawing graphs

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In his early days at Safety-Kleen, Mr. Brinckman scrawled detailed plans for expansion on a sheet of graph paper big enough to cover a conference-room table. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Donald Brinckman Found a Grubby Business and Turned It Into a Wall Street Darling," 30 June 2018 And on March 7, Lambert posted a photo of graphing paper, which the source says Felker uses to write lyrics, and Modelo, his favorite beer. Nick Maslow,, "Miranda Lambert's New Boyfriend Evan Felker 'Ghosted' Wife for 2 Months and Blindsided Her with Divorce Filing: Source," 30 Apr. 2018 Then in March, Lambert posted a photo from a writing session that included graphing paper and two cans of beer, including Modelo beer. Nicole Sands,, "Cryptic Clues? Miranda Lambert Posted Photos on Instagram About Evan Felker Before Relationship Became Public: Source," 1 May 2018 Workshop attendees brought graph paper to map their garden plans with guidance from the university's master gardeners in attendance. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Forest preserve workshop encourages gardeners to go native," 14 Mar. 2018 The woman who spent years doing meticulous research turned her talents to graph paper and temperature charts, color wheels and kilns. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Retired Scientists Find Magic In Pottery, Glass," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of graph paper

1927, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of graph paper

: paper that is covered with squares formed by lines that run from top to bottom and side to side

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Kids Definition of graph paper

: paper covered with lines that form small uniform squares for drawing graphs

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