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diagram

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ə.ɡræm/
B1 a simple plan that represents a machine, system, or idea, etc., often drawn to explain how it works: The teacher drew a diagram showing how the blood flows through the heart.
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diagrammatic
adjective uk   /ˌdaɪ.ə.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
diagrammatically
adverb uk   /ˌdaɪ.ə.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
using diagrams: She explained the whole problem diagrammatically.
Translations of “diagram”
in Arabic رَسْم بَياني, تَخْطيطي…
in Korean 도표…
in Malaysian rajah…
in French diagramme…
in Turkish şema, şekil, diyagram…
in Italian diagramma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖,圖解,示意圖…
in Russian диаграмма…
in Polish schemat, diagram…
in Vietnamese biểu đồ…
in Spanish diagrama…
in Portuguese diagrama…
in Thai แผนภาพ, แผนผัง…
in German das Schaubild…
in Catalan diagrama, esquema…
in Japanese 図…
in Indonesian bagan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 图,图解,示意图…
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