Definitions for venn diagramvɛn
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
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