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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flowchart

n. [techspeak] An archaic form of visual control-flow specification employing arrows and `speech balloons' of various shapes. Hackers never use flowcharts, 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 flowcharts (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 PDL, sense
1.
Example sentences
Programming complex routines is a breeze with the software's flowchart interface.
The standard statistical picture of wages does not contain a flowchart, but it should.
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