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Definition of "histogram" []

  • A bar graph of a frequency distribution in which the widths of the bars are proportional to the classes into which the variable has been divided and the heights of the bars are proportional to the class frequencies. (noun)

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 "histogram" in a sentence
  • "A binomial distribution is displayed graphically as a sort of bar graph called a histogram the dogs are lined up in a way that is reminiscent of a histogram."
  • "The histogram is a bar chart that shows the distribution of tones in an image."
  • "Another indicator is the probability histogram, which is spiky because of the relatively small number of states in play based on polling data."