scatter diagram

noun Statistics.
a graphic representation of bivariate data as a set of points in the plane that have Cartesian coordinates equal to corresponding values of the two variates.
Also called scattergram [skat-er-gram] , scattergraph [skat-er-graf, -grahf] , scatterplot [skat-er-plot] .


Origin:
1920–25

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scatter diagram
 
n
statistics a graph that plots along two axes at right angles to each other the relationship between two variable quantities, such as height and weight

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Main Entry:  scatter plot
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a two-dimensional graph of two or more variables with them plotted on the Y axis or the X axis to show their relationship(s); also called scattergram, scatter diagram
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Example sentences
If the two things don't depend on each other, you get a random collection of
  dots: a scatter plot.
They're in totally different regions of the scatter plot.
For example, they may be given a scatter plot with data points and asked
  questions about how a line falls within it.
Given k variables, scatter plot matrices are formed by creating k rows and k
  columns.
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