flow chart

noun
1.
Also called flow sheet. a detailed diagram or chart of the operations and equipment through which material passes, as in a manufacturing process.
2.
a graphic representation, using symbols interconnected with lines, of the successive steps in a procedure or system.
Also, flowchart.
Also called flow diagram.


Origin:
1915–20

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flow chart or flow sheet
 
n
a diagrammatic representation of the sequence of operations or equipment in an industrial process, computer program, etc
 
flow sheet or flow sheet
 
n

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flow chart definition

programming
An archaic form of visual control-flow specification employing arrows and "speech balloons" of various shapes.
Hackers never use flow charts, consider them extremely silly, and associate them with COBOL programmers, card wallopers, and other lower forms of life. This attitude follows from the observations that flow charts (at least from a hacker's point of view) are no easier to read than code, are less precise, and tend to fall out of sync with the code (so that they either obfuscate it rather than explaining it, or require extra maintenance effort that doesn't improve the code).
See also Program Design Language.
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(1994-12-01)
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Flow chart depicting evolutionary events that, combined, led to sauropod gigantism.
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