histogram

noun
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 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, "Is Your Chart a Detective Story? Or a Police Report?," 25 Aug. 2020 The shape of the histogram of engagement ring cost, is not normal. New York Times, "What’s Going On in This Graph? | Engagement Ring Costs," 6 Feb. 2020 The quantitative variable displayed in the histogram is the cost of engagement rings. New York Times, "What’s Going On in This Graph? | Engagement Ring Costs," 6 Feb. 2020 The histogram summarizes the distribution of a data set composed of 50 integers. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "The Complex SAT Math Problem Even the College Board Got Wrong," 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, "Google gives the Pixel camera superhuman night vision," 14 Nov. 2018 To simplify the task of spotting anomalies, CORVIDS turns the possible data sets into histograms and arranges them into a three-dimensional chart. The Economist, "Computer algorithms can test the dodginess of published results," 14 June 2018 This is illustrated best by seeing our electoral distributions side by side: The FiveThirtyEight histogram is wider and flatter than ours. Josh Katz, New York Times, "the Upshot’s presidential prediction model," 19 July 2016 Here is histogram of the angular accelerations of different spins. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Can You Predict The Price Is Right Wheel?," 11 Jan. 2012

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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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“Histogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histogram. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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histogram

noun
his·​to·​gram | \ ˈhis-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce histogram (audio) \

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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