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 Try a sampler pizza that’s like a pie chart of Fralo all-stars. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: San Antonio’s best pizza, pizzerias and specialty pies," 27 Dec. 2020 The data type for a pie chart, for example, would be a list of pairs of elements, with the first being a word or phrase and the second a percentage. Lee Phillips, Ars Technica, "The unreasonable effectiveness of the Julia programming language," 9 Oct. 2020 The pie chart below shows the breakdown of emoji usage in 2,454 tweets that mention coronavirus or Covid-19. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "The angst of remote workers is evident in their emoji," 28 July 2020 Bermúdez-Silverman takes aspects of identity and turns them into art: transforming her family’s genetic data into colorful pie charts and embroidering vintage doilies with her own hair. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Arts: Art and pandemic — how artists and institutions are faring," 4 Apr. 2020 The app would show a pie chart divided into four slices: cash, crypto, rewards, and game points for systems like Microsoft’s Xbox. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Bakkt aims to turn your reward points into a wallet you can spend anywhere," 5 Feb. 2020 But pie charts persist because people like circles more than rectangles. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Designers and statisticians disagree on what makes a good information graphic," 12 Jan. 2020 Nearly every statistician would recommend a bar chart over a pie chart. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Designers and statisticians disagree on what makes a good information graphic," 12 Jan. 2020 In pie charts published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States government colors the deaths that occur within its borders in somber pastels. New York Times, "What Makes an American Hero? (Or a Canadian One?)," 12 Dec. 2019

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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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9 Jan 2021

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“Pie chart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pie%20chart. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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