What does graph mean?

Definitions for graph
græf, grɑfgraph

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graph, graphical recordverb

    a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes

  2. graph, chartverb

    represent by means of a graph

    "chart the data"

  3. graphverb

    plot upon a graph


  1. graph

    A suffix signifying something written (as in digraph), a writing; also, a writer or an instrument that produces a written or visible record of a measurement, such as a spectrograph; as, autograph, crystograph, telegraph, photograph.

  2. Graphnoun

    A diagram symbolizing a system of interrelations of variable quantities using points represented by spots, or by lines to represent the relations of continuous variables. More than one set of interrelations may be presented on one graph, in which case the spots or lines are typically distinguishable from each other, as by color, shape, thickness, continuity, etc. A diagram in which relationships between variables are represented by other visual means is sometimes called a graph, as in a bar graph, but may also be called a chart.


  1. graphnoun

    A diagram displaying data; in particular one showing the relationship between two or more quantities, measurements or indicative numbers that may or may not have a specific mathematical formula relating them to each other.

  2. graphnoun

    A diagram displaying data, in particular one showing the relationship between two or more variables; specifically, for a function , the set of all tuples .

  3. graphnoun

    An ordered pair , where is a set of elements called vertices (or nodes) and is a set of pairs of elements of , called edges; informally, a set of vertices together with a set edges that join these vertices.

  4. graphverb

    To draw a graph.

  5. graphverb

    To draw a graph of a function.

  6. Etymology: Shortening of graphic formula.


  1. graph

    A graph in the context of mathematics and computer science is a structure that consists of a set of objects (known as vertices or nodes) and another set of objects that link pairs of these nodes (known as edges). These vertices and edges may have additional properties attached to them like weights, directions, etc. Graphs are typically used to represent networks of communication, data organization, computational devices, the flow of computation, and more.


  1. Graph

    In mathematics, a graph is a representation of a set of objects where some pairs of the objects are connected by links. The interconnected objects are represented by mathematical abstractions called vertices, and the links that connect some pairs of vertices are called edges. Typically, a graph is depicted in diagrammatic form as a set of dots for the vertices, joined by lines or curves for the edges. Graphs are one of the objects of study in discrete mathematics. The edges may be directed or undirected. For example, if the vertices represent people at a party, and there is an edge between two people if they shake hands, then this is an undirected graph, because if person A shook hands with person B, then person B also shook hands with person A. In contrast, if the vertices represent people at a party, and there is an edge from person A to person B when person A knows of person B, then this graph is directed, because knowledge of someone is not necessarily a symmetric relation. This latter type of graph is called a directed graph and the edges are called directed edges or arcs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Graph

    graf, n. a representation by means of lines, exhibiting the nature of the law according to which some phenomena vary: -graph is used as a terminal in many Greek compounds to denote an agent which writes, &c., as telegraph, seismograph, or the thing written, as in autograph, &c.—adjs. Graph′ic, -al, pertaining to writing, describing, or delineating: picturesquely described: vivid.—adv. Graph′ically.ns. Graph′icness; Graphiol′ogy, the science or art of writing or delineating, or a treatise thereon; Graph′is, a genus of lichens, remarkable for the resemblance which the fructification assumes to the forms of the letters of Oriental alphabets; Graph′īte, a mineral, commonly called blacklead or plumbago (though containing no lead), largely used in making pencils.—adj. Graphit′ic.—ns. Graph′ium, a stylus; Graphol′ogy, the science of estimating character, &c., from handwriting.—Graphic arts, painting, drawing, engraving, as opposed to music, sculpture, &c.; Graphic granite, a variety of granite with markings like Hebrew characters. [Gr. graphē, a writing—graphein, to write.]

Editors Contribution

  1. graph

    A visual presentation of data, facts, information, research or statistics.

    They chose to use a graph on their presentation to give a visual overview of current and future change, we are so impressed.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'graph' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2848

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'graph' in Nouns Frequency: #2403

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graph in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of graph in a Sentence

  1. Tyler Winklevoss:

    Yes, there's been some ups and downs in between, but overall if you zoom out long enough, the trend is going in the right direction, the graph is still up and to the right.

  2. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan:

    India has successfully contained the pandemic, india has flattened its COVID-19 graph.

  3. Tim Cook:

    If you were to graph up trade tension it's clearly less in January than it was in December, i'm optimistic that the two countries will be able to work things out.

  4. Bharat Pankhania:

    If one were to draw a graph of vaccine coverage versus danger, it would be a linear progression, the greater the vaccine coverage, the less the dangers and the other way around, of course, we want to get to 90 % coverage, it is a tall order globally. If we get to 70 % and stay there, there will be many sporadic outbreaks which may overwhelm health services. Worse, it will create more chances for the virus to mutate and variants of concern to emerge.

  5. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    Graph of your relationship follows the graph of your wealth in this total commercial world.

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