his·​to·​gram | \ ˈhi-stə-ˌgram How to pronounce histogram (audio) \

Definition of histogram

: a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose areas are proportional to the corresponding frequencies

Examples of histogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The April daily histogram shows that Monday, the 12th, has been up 80% of the time for a 0.37% gain, the most bullish day of the month. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 Presenting data in a histogram induces comparisons to familiar reference shapes, like the symmetric bell curve that arises in many applications of statistics. Andrew Gelman, Wired, 25 Aug. 2020 The shape of the histogram of engagement ring cost, is not normal. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2020 The quantitative variable displayed in the histogram is the cost of engagement rings. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2020 The histogram summarizes the distribution of a data set composed of 50 integers. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, 6 Aug. 2019 On a technical level, the software is looking at how the log-chrominance histogram of each photo shifts with varying tints. Vlad Savov, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of histogram

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for histogram

Greek histos mast, web + English -gram

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The first known use of histogram was in 1891

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18 Oct 2021

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“Histogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histogram. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of histogram

: 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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