scatter diagram


: a two-dimensional graph in rectangular coordinates consisting of points whose coordinates represent values of two variables under study

Examples of scatter diagram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Funnel plots are a form of scatter diagram which are widely used to visualize possible publication bias in the context of a meta-analysis. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2017 But a scatter diagram presented in the lawsuit shows its ratios of barium to nickel and strontium to zinc fall far outside the norms for Kona. Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scatter diagram was in 1925

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“Scatter diagram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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