[graf, grahf]
a diagram representing a system of connections or interrelations among two or more things by a number of distinctive dots, lines, bars, etc.
a series of points, discrete or continuous, as in forming a curve or surface, each of which represents a value of a given function.
Also called linear graph. a network of lines connecting points.
a written symbol for an idea, a sound, or a linguistic expression.
verb (used with object)
Mathematics. to draw (a curve) as representing a given function.
to represent by means of a graph.

1875–80; short for graphic formula; see graphic

regraph, verb (used with object)

gaff, gaffe, graph.

1. See map. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
graph (ɡrɑːf, ɡræf)
1.  See also bar graph Also called: chart a drawing depicting the relation between certain sets of numbers or quantities by means of a series of dots, lines, etc, plotted with reference to a set of axes
2.  maths a drawing depicting a functional relation between two or three variables by means of a curve or surface containing only those points whose coordinates satisfy the relation
3.  maths a structure represented by a diagram consisting of points (vertices) joined by lines (edges)
4.  linguistics a symbol in a writing system not further subdivisible into other such symbols
5.  (tr) to draw or represent in a graph
[C19: short for graphic formula]

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Word Origin & History

1878, shortening of graphic formula (see graphic). The verb is from 1898.
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Medical Dictionary

-graph suff.
An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording: cardiograph.

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Science Dictionary
graph   (grāf)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A diagram showing the relationship of quantities, especially such a diagram in which lines, bars, or proportional areas represent how one quantity depends on or changes with another.

  2. A curve or line showing a mathematical function or equation, typically drawn in a Cartesian coordinate system. The graph of the function y = x2 is a parabola.

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