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[nom-uh-gram, noh-muh-] /ˈnɒm əˌgræm, ˈnoʊ mə-/
a graph, usually containing three parallel scales graduated for different variables so that when a straight line connects values of any two, the related value may be read directly from the third at the point intersected by the line.
any similar graph used to show the relation between quantities, values, numbers, and so on.
Also called nomograph
[nom-uh-graf, -grahf, noh-muh-] /ˈnɒm əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
alignment chart.
Origin of nomogram
1905-10; nomo- + -gram1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for nomograph


/ˈnɒməˌɡræm; ˈnəʊmə-/
an arrangement of two linear or logarithmic scales such that an intersecting straight line enables an intermediate values or values on a third scale to be read off
any graphic representation of numerical relationships
Word Origin
C20: from Greek nomos law + -gram, on the model of French nomogramme
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nomograph in Medicine

nomograph nom·o·graph (nŏm'ə-grāf', nō'mə-) or nom·o·gram (-grām')
A graph consisting of three coplanar curves, each curve graduated for a different variable so that a straight line cutting all three curves intersects the related values of each variable.

nom'o·graph'ic adj.
no·mog'ra·phy (nō-mŏg'rə-fē) n.
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