pie chart


Definition of 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 When the Miami Dolphins hired Joe Philbin as coach, they were convinced by a catchy power-point display of pie charts and delegated responsibility in his interview. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Brian Flores brings the one ingredient Dolphins coaches have lacked for years | Commentary," 16 Nov. 2019 If my life were a pie chart, there would be a slice of about one-eighth that would represent the part of my life that was percolating along fairly well. Liza Donnelly, The New Yorker, "How I Became a New Yorker Cartoonist," 10 Oct. 2019 Over those 10 years, the total of the pie chart increased, but the percentage never really changed. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, "Alastair Humphreys on Traveling the World at 10 MPH," 14 June 2019 Ramos helps conceptualize her own self-care as an imaginary pie chart in her head, with slices for spending time on work, family, friends, and herself. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Yes, It's Trendy Right Now — But What Exactly Is Self-Care?," 14 Jan. 2019 Diversity reports feature colorful pie charts containing percentages, not raw numbers, alongside smiling photos of women and minorities and aspirational messages from executives, but no raw numbers. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Jesse Jackson calls on big tech to redouble diversity efforts — and figure out what's not working," 2 Apr. 2018 The following pie charts are from Statcast, and detail Pivetta’s pitch usage since entering the majors. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Phillies Starter Nick Pivetta Looks Improved, But Is It Simply an Illusion?," 13 Apr. 2018 Data visualization as a concept, of course, is hardly new (ask anyone who used crayons to color in a pie chart in grade school). Matthew Heimer, Fortune, "How Software Maker Tableau Helps Doctors Tame Data," 19 Mar. 2018 One report had a pie chart indicating relatively high levels of inequality, while the other indicated relatively low levels. Stéphane Côté, Washington Post, "The Republican tax bill will probably make rich people greedier. Here’s why.," 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of pie chart

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pie chart was in 1922

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25 Nov 2019

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“Pie chart.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20chart. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of pie chart

: a chart consisting of a circle that is divided into parts to show the size of the different amounts that are a part of a whole amount

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