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# diagram

[dahy-uh-gram] /ˈdaɪ əˌgræm/
noun
1.
a figure, usually consisting of a line drawing, made to accompany and illustrate a geometrical theorem, mathematical demonstration, etc.
2.
a drawing or plan that outlines and explains the parts, operation, etc., of something:
a diagram of an engine.
3.
a chart, plan, or scheme.
verb (used with object), diagramed or diagrammed, diagraming or diagramming.
4.
to represent by a diagram; make a diagram of.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin diagramma < Greek: that which is marked out by lines. See dia-, -gram1
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British Dictionary definitions for misdiagrammed

## diagram

/ˈdaɪəˌɡræm/
noun
1.
a sketch, outline, or plan demonstrating the form or workings of something
2.
(maths) a pictorial representation of a quantity or of a relationship: a Venn diagram
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed (US) -grams, -graming, -gramed
3.
to show in or as if in a diagram
Derived Forms
Word Origin
C17: from Latin diagramma, from Greek, from diagraphein, from graphein to write
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Word Origin and History for misdiagrammed

## diagram

n.

1610s, from French diagramme, from Latin diagramma, from Greek diagramma "geometric figure, that which is marked out by lines," from diagraphein "mark out by lines, delineate," from dia- "across, out" (see dia-) + graphein "write, mark, draw" (see -graphy). The verb is 1840, from the noun.

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