graph paper


Definition of graph paper

: paper ruled for drawing graphs

Examples of graph paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tablet of graph paper, green colored with quarter-inch squares used for drafting, sat on the low table before me. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Love is building a new duck blind," 3 Apr. 2021 To see how a fluid might travel through this lattice, imagine that each tiny edge on the graph paper is a pipe that is either open or closed. Kelsey Houston-edwards, Scientific American, "The Mathematics of How Connections Become Global," 16 Mar. 2021 In fact, pen and graph paper sketches are entirely sufficient at this step. Mohan Giridharadas & Sanjeev Agrawal, Forbes, "Improving Turnaround Time For CT Scans - A Study In Balanced Processes," 26 Feb. 2021 This trio of memo books have 48 pages of graph paper and can fit in a pocket. Jonathan Bender, NBC News, "The 9 best gifts for coworkers this holiday season," 10 Dec. 2020 The modeling works like this: The researchers first partition a stretch of imaginary peat into square cells—think of it like a sheet of graph paper. Matt Simon, Wired, "Want to Fight the Zombie Fire Apocalypse? Weaponize Math," 5 Nov. 2020 His students tap maple trees, build boats and once spray-painted a full-sized whale on the lawn outside the school to scale up a design from graph paper. Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, "Minnesota teachers prep for a school year like no other," 29 Aug. 2020 Most pieces start out as rough sketches on paper, which are then transfered onto graph paper or computer models to plan out the basic shape and size of the animal. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Artist Uses Thousands of Lego Bricks to Make Lifelike Sculptures of Animals," 24 Aug. 2020 Each label is attached to graph paper and placed into one of nine large three-ring binder notebooks, alphabetically ordered by the first letter of the brand name. Fernando Alfonso Iii, CNN, "How one Florida woman amassed a collection of more than 21,000 banana labels," 22 Feb. 2020

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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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12 Apr 2021

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“Graph paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for graph paper

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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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