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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
Translations of “diagram”
in Korean 도표…
in Arabic رَسْم بَياني, تَخْطيطي…
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 Spanish diagrama…
in Portuguese diagrama…
in German das Schaubild…
in Catalan diagrama, esquema…
in Japanese 図…
in Chinese (Simplified) 图,图解,示意图…
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