graph paper


: paper ruled for drawing graphs

Examples of graph paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All students, and not only those with a disability, could benefit from using manipulatives to help visualize problems and graph paper to assist in lining up numbers. Jackie Mader, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Oct. 2023 As much as a planner is about structure, there’s also plenty of flexible space, including 10 blank graph paper pages and eight blank fine bullet paper pages. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 The steel looked like a piece of giant graph paper before it was entombed in the wet concrete. Tim Carter, Chicago Tribune, 21 July 2023 It’s not done on graph paper or with traditional axes. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2023 This was certainly true of the computing revolution: Many people need training to use Word and Excel, but few would propose typewriters or graph paper as a better alternative. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Apr. 2023 People had graph paper, literally graph paper and their dictionary to work with, and maybe some crossword reference books that would be helpful. James Brown, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2023 Gallegos creates blank books made with either lined paper, dotted paper, graph paper or blank paper, all waiting to be filled according to the user. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 Last week, while most of America was obsessing over a spy balloon, I was hunched over a piece of graph paper, pencil in hand, trying to come up with a unified theory of happiness. John Kelly, Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of graph paper was in 1927

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“Graph paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

graph paper

: paper ruled (as into small squares) for drawing graphs or making diagrams
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