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

Examples of histogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top of our forecast page has a histogram of a random subset of these simulations, showing you which outcomes are likelier than others. G. Elliott Morris, ABC News, 11 June 2024 Curves and Levels give you more control over lighting, and a histogram panel that appears with the latter is editable with controls at the ends and center for the same purpose. PCMAG, 10 May 2024 The monthly histogram shows that the first six months in any year have been a strong time interval. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024 The monthly histogram reveals that July and August have been the two strongest months to hold the stock over the last 44 years. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 17 July 2023 The histogram at the top shows the distribution of the U-Pb ages that represent magmatic activity while the histogram on the right are Helium ages that represent periods of erosion. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2022 The histogram below reveals that this group is entering its most bullish season. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 This switch from bear to bull can be partially explained by this monthly histogram of expected return of share price from 1980. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 The histogram below shows that this stock is also in its bullish time span. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023

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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 21 Jul. 2024.

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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