scatter-diagram

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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