Definitions for venn diagramvɛn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Math., Logic. a diagram that uses circles to represent sets and their relationships.
Category: Math, Philosphy
Origin of Venn diagram:
1940–45; after John Venn (1834–1923), English logician
Venn diagram, Venn's diagram(noun)
a diagram that uses circles to represent mathematical or logical sets pictorially inside a rectangle (the universal set); elements that are common to more than one set are represented by intersections of the circles
A diagram representing sets by circles or ellipses (and sometimes also the universal set as a rectangle enclosing all of these shapes) and indicating the relationships between the sets:
Origin: Named after the inventor, mathematician John Venn
A Venn diagram or set diagram is a diagram that shows all possible logical relations between a finite collection of sets. Venn diagrams were conceived around 1880 by John Venn. They are used to teach elementary set theory, as well as illustrate simple set relationships in probability, logic, statistics, linguistics and computer science.
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