pie chart


: a circular chart cut by radii into segments illustrating relative magnitudes or frequencies

called also circle graph

Examples of pie chart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which were easier to understand, pie charts or sliding graphs? Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 But the pie chart in the post does not reflect the typical MISO fuel mix in recent years. Kate S. Petersen, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2022 These pie charts show the frequency of the different tags for age, gender, apparent skin tone, and lighting conditions in the 45,186 videos that make up the Casual Conversations data set. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Apr. 2021 And within about a second, the search engine has retrieved information from multiple databases and created a pie chart showing a snapshot with live data on the percentage of procedures grouped by specialty as well as a fever chart showing how each of those numbers is changing over time. Byjeremy Kahn, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2023 To illustrate the lopsided concentration, BofA put all 500 stocks in the benchmark index into a single mash-up pie chart, ranking each holding by its August return. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2020 Track’s slice in the pie chart of her life is ever-expanding. Shane Hoffmann, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2023 This pie chart illustrates the proportion of breast cancer cases that run in families, compared with sporadic cases. Ashleen Knutsen, Discover Magazine, 11 Mar. 2019 Another pie chart gives the age breakdown of Social Security beneficiaries. Tom Margenau, Dallas News, 25 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pie chart was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Pie chart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20chart. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

pie chart

: a circular chart that is divided into parts shaped like pieces of pie in such a way that the size of each piece represents the relative quantity or frequency of something

called also circle graph, pie graph

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