graph: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (graf, gräf), [key]
— n.
  1. a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.
    1. a series of points, discrete or continuous, as in forming a curve or surface, each of which represents a value of a given function.
    2. Also calledlinear graph.a network of lines connecting points.
  2. a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.
  1. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
  2. to represent by means of a graph.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel: grapheme.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “drawn,” “written” (lithograph; monograph); specialized in meaning to indicate the instrument rather than the written product of the instrument (telegraph; phonograph).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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