histogram

noun

his·​to·​gram ˈhi-stə-ˌgram How to pronounce histogram (audio)
: a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose areas are proportional to the corresponding frequencies

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The histogram below shows that this stock is also in its bullish time span. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 The histogram below illustrates this with the above data set. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 30 Dec. 2011 The strength can be seen in the daily histogram below. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 The monthly histogram below shows that July and August have been the two strongest months for the note price. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 3 July 2022 Judging from the technical charts, Bitcoin’s relief rally looks to continue with the daily chart relative strength index violating the downtrend and the MACD histogram crossing into bullish territory above zero. Omkar Godbole, Forbes, 23 May 2022 The monthly histogram reveals that June has been the second weakest month of the year. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Examination of the daily histogram for September reveals that most of the damage occurs from the 18th through the 22nd. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Here is the daily histogram for the days of the week. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Greek histos mast, web + English -gram

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of histogram was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Histogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histogram. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

histogram

noun
his·​to·​gram ˈhis-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce histogram (audio)
: a bar graph that uses rectangles of different heights to show how often the different values of a variable in statistics occur

Medical Definition

histogram

noun
his·​to·​gram ˈhis-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce histogram (audio)
: a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose heights represent corresponding frequencies

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