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Meaning of “chart” in the English Dictionary

"chart" in British English

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chartnoun [C]

uk   /tʃɑːt/  us   /tʃɑːrt/
  • chart noun [C] (DRAWING)

B2 a ​drawing that ​showsinformation in a ​simple way, often using ​lines and ​curves to show ​amounts: There is a chart on the ​classroomwallshowing the ​relativeheights of all the ​children. The ​sales chart ​shows a ​distinctdecline in the past few ​months. the TV weather chart a ​detailedmap of an ​area of ​water: a ​naval chart

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chartverb

uk   /tʃɑːt/  us   /tʃɑːrt/
  • chart verb (SHOW/FOLLOW)

[T] to show something on a chart: We need some ​sort of ​graph on which we can chart ​our progress. The ​map charts the ​course of the ​river where it ​splits into two. [T] to ​watch something with ​carefulattention or to ​record something in ​detail: A ​globalstudy has just been ​started to chart the ​effects of ​climatechange. [T] mainly US to ​arrange a ​plan of ​action: The ​localbranch of the ​party is ​meeting to chart ​theirelectioncampaign.
(Definition of chart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chart" in American English

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chartnoun [C]

 us   /tʃɑrt/
a way of ​presentinginformation, usually by putting it into ​verticalrows and ​boxes on a ​sheet of ​paper, so it can be ​easilyunderstood: The chart ​shows a top-down ​communicationmodel.

chartverb [T]

 us   /tʃɑrt/
to ​recordchanges in something or the ​progress of something: The ​magazine charts ​currenttrends in ​fashion. Someone who charts a ​series of ​actionsplans them: The ​presidentplans to chart a new ​economicpolicy.
(Definition of chart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"chart" in Business English

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chartnoun [C]

uk   us   /tʃɑːt/
GRAPHS & CHARTS a ​drawing that ​showsinformation in a simple way, often using ​lines and ​curves to show ​amounts: a chart shows/illustrates sth The sales chartshows a distinct ​decline in the past few months. I'd like everyone to ​mark their ​progress on the chart every week.
off the charts informal at a very high ​level: Houseprices are so off the charts there that university professors can't ​evenafford to ​buy. extremely popular or ​successful: The new ​restaurant is totally off the charts.

chartverb [T]

uk   us   /tʃɑːt/
GRAPHS & CHARTS to show something on a chart: We need some ​sort of ​graph on which we can chart our ​progress.
to watch something with careful ​attention or to ​record something in detail: A ​study has just been ​started to chart the ​effects of ​climatechange in this ​area.
to ​arrange a ​plan of ​action: The ​regionalmanagers are ​meeting to chart next year's ​salescampaign.
(Definition of chart from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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