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 After eliminating drives that Backblaze considered young (under 5 years old), Backblaze came up with the below line graph, homing in on quarterly AFRs for its 4, 6, 8, and 10TB HDDs. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 3 Aug. 2023 Irving Scher, a biomechanical engineer hired by Paltrow’s defense team, drew stick figures and line graphs on a white board, as well as jotted down equations calculating force and torque to argue that science supported Paltrow's account. Sam Metz and Christopher Weber, ajc, 29 Mar. 2023 In his office, De Natale shows me a simple line graph of the current rise. Russ Juskalian, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2017 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

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of line graph was circa 1924

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“Line graph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

line graph

: a graph in which line segments join points representing different values

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