line graph


Definition of line graph

: a graph in which points representing values of a variable for suitable values of an independent variable are connected by a broken line

Examples of line graph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Google Meet used to log average numbers for each person over the length of the call, but the new tool now shows each person's bandwidth in a second-by-second line graph. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 3 Mar. 2022 Photograph from Kyodo / AP Manabe’s pencil-line graph revealed three unexpected results. The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021 Considering the inventive output over the past five years for some of these companies, some interesting observations can be made based on the line graph below. Anthony Trippe, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 This line graph measures annual megadeaths from hurricanes, dehydration, water wars, and raiders in hockey masks. Dennard Dayle, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 Her daughter, who Langer's family adopted from Mexico, drew a line graph that depicted which candidate interrupted more during the first presidential debate in Ohio. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2020 Some charts are bar graphs, some are pie charts, some are line graphs—on a few occasions, the charts are broken (e.g., a pie chart depicting a 92:8 ratio that splits 50-50). Brian Feldman,, 14 May 2020 On some dashboards, the line graphs have each data point or segment labeled, but the graph is so small that the labels bleed together, forcing the user to mouse over each pinpoint dot on the graph to find precise info. Brian Feldman,, 14 May 2020 The flight-recorder data is presented as a series of line graphs that give a clear picture of what was going on with the aircraft systems as the plane taxied on the ground, took off and flew for just 11 minutes. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, 27 Nov. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of line graph

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of line graph was circa 1924

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“Line graph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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