diagram Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"diagram" in British English

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diagramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdaɪ.ə.ɡræm/
B1 a ​simpleplan that ​represents a ​machine, ​system, or ​idea, etc., often ​drawn to ​explain how it ​works: The ​teacherdrew a diagram ​showing how the ​bloodflows 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 ​wholeproblem diagrammatically.
(Definition of diagram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diagram" in American English

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diagramnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·əˌɡræm/
a ​simpleplandrawn to ​represent something, such as a ​machine, usually to ​explain how it ​works or how it is put together: The ​teacherdrew a diagram ​showing how ​bloodflows through the ​heart.
(Definition of diagram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"diagram" in Business English

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diagramnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​mechanicdrew me a diagram of the brake ​balance.
(Definition of diagram from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diagram”
in Korean 도표…
in Arabic رَسْم بَياني, تَخْطيطي…
in Malaysian rajah…
in French diagramme…
in Russian диаграмма…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖,圖解,示意圖…
in Italian diagramma…
in Turkish şema, şekil, diyagram…
in Polish schemat, diagram…
in Spanish diagrama…
in Vietnamese biểu đồ…
in Portuguese diagrama…
in Thai แผนภาพ, แผนผัง…
in German das Schaubild…
in Catalan diagrama, esquema…
in Japanese 図…
in Chinese (Simplified) 图,图解,示意图…
in Indonesian bagan…
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