graph paper


Definition of graph paper

: paper ruled for drawing graphs

Examples of graph paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before grabbing rolls of yarn and needles from a large box at the front of the classroom, students sketched out the problem on graph paper. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Wisconsin college professor uses knitting to teach math and explain geometry in 3D," 23 Jan. 2020 Performing a convolution on a curved surface — known in geometry as a manifold — is much like holding a small square of translucent graph paper over a globe and attempting to accurately trace the coastline of Greenland. Quanta Magazine, "An Idea From Physics Helps AI See in Higher Dimensions," 9 Jan. 2020 Each morning, Alberghine would go through the Wall Street Journal and then climb on sofas and chairs in the firm’s library to update various figures on graph paper hanging from the ceiling and taped to the walls. Gregory Zuckerman, Quartz, "The history of blunders and missteps that led to the quant trading revolution," 6 Nov. 2019 Try using graph paper, and see how different amounts of shaking measure up on your scale. Ben Finio, Scientific American, "Shaky Science: Build a Seismograph," 22 Aug. 2019 Items needed include backpacks, calculators, pencils, erasers, ruled paper, binders, graphing paper, composition books and highlighters. Wendy Grove, Glendale News-Press, "GCC: ‘Pack-A-Backpack’ drive continues at Glendale Community College," 9 Sep. 2019 Eric programmed a Parrot Mambo drone to fly autonomous patterns that mirror math functions in 3D space to see it in a vertical orientation instead of how it’s typically sketched on 2D graph paper. Carol Kovach,, "Pearl of the Orient bows out of Rocky River restaurant scene: West Shore Chatter," 3 Sep. 2019 Among the most sacred is a collection of 8.5-by-12 inch graph paper that Brown used to detail plays with Cleveland in 1954. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "How the Broncos joined the NFL’s playbook revolution from back pockets to iPads," 31 Aug. 2019 Kestenbaum gave up on the planning tool and used good old fashioned graph paper to design her system. NBC News, "Everything you need to know about buying (and installing) an IKEA closet system," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of graph paper

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of graph paper was in 1927

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1 Feb 2020

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“Graph paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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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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