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diagram

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdaɪəɡræm/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
a drawing that explains how a system, machine, process, plan, etc., operates or is organized: As the diagram shows, a complex arrangement has been designed to balance French, German, and Spanish interests.draw (sb) a diagram of sth The mechanic drew me a diagram of the brake balance.
→ See also block diagram, cause and effect diagram, fishbone diagram, flow diagram, Ishikawa diagram, scatter diagram
(Definition of diagram from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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