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bar graph

a graph using parallel bars of varying lengths, as to illustrate comparative costs, exports, birth-rates, etc.
Also called bar chart.
Origin of bar graph
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bar graph
  • Students can make a bar graph to accompany the map naming the exploited regions involved and their approximate acreage.
  • Climate graphs combine precipitation data in a bar graph with temperature data in a line graph.
  • The stall has a small flat-screen monitor with a bar graph depicting the percentage of buttons sold by candidate.
  • The gray sections of the bar graph represent coyotes.
  • The graph on the left is a regular bar graph with one group of data.
  • They will then learn to make a bar graph and count the amount of each type of coin.
  • Choose whether you want to make a bar graph, line graph, or pictograph.
  • bar graph with percentages of spending on people with chronic conditions by insurance category.
  • Be sure all elements of a bar graph are included in each student's copy.
British Dictionary definitions for bar graph

bar graph

a graph consisting of vertical or horizontal bars whose lengths are proportional to amounts or quantities Also called bar chart, bar diagram
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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