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Definition of "diagram" []

  • A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole. (noun)
  • Mathematics A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship. (noun)
  • A chart or graph. (noun)
  • To indicate or represent by or as if by a diagram. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diagram" in a sentence
  • "C7's front (top) compared to the label diagram of a model code RM-718 that just got FCC approval, featuring quadband EDGE, HSPA 850/"
  • "Never had a chance to meet my grandma, but this diagram is also true for the very old lady I call upon from time to time."
  • "At least, I think the Bob Morris who made this diagram is the same Floridian humorist who I've been loosely keeping up with for the last fifteen years."