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chart

noun [C] uk   /tʃɑːt/  us   /tʃɑːrt/

chart noun [C] (DRAWING)

B2 a drawing that shows information in a simple way, often using lines and curves to show amounts: There is a chart on the classroom wall showing the relative heights of all the children. The sales chart shows a distinct decline in the past few months. the TV weather chart a detailed map of an area of water: a naval chart
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chart noun [C] (MUSIC)

the charts B2 [plural] the lists produced each week of the records with the highest sales: the dance charts It's been number one in the charts for six weeks.

chart

verb 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 careful attention or to record something in detail: A global study has just been started to chart the effects of climate change. [T] mainly US to arrange a plan of action: The local branch of the party is meeting to chart their election campaign.

chart verb (MUSIC)

[I] informal to enter the music charts: Their first record didn't even chart.
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