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"diagram" in British English

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diagramnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdaɪ.ə.ɡræm/  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   /ˌdaɪ.ə.ɡrəˈmæt̬.ɪk/
diagrammatically
adverb uk   /ˌdaɪ.ə.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌdaɪ.ə.ɡrəˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
using diagrams: She explained the whole problem 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 simple plan drawn to represent something, such as a machine, usually to explain how it works or how it is put together: The teacher drew a diagram showing how blood flows 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 mechanic drew 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 dibujo, esquema, 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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“diagram” in British English

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