chart Definition

a graphical representation of data, in which 'the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart'.

Using chart: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "chart" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The chart shows the growth of the company over the past year.

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    I use a chart to keep track of my daily expenses.

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    The doctor used a chart to explain the patient's condition.

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    The teacher used a chart to illustrate the lesson.

chart Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for chart

Antonyms for chart

Idioms Using chart

  • exceeding all expectations or norms; exceptional


    The success of the new product was off the charts.

  • to plan out a path or direction for something


    The team needs to chart a course for the future of the project.

  • to make one's own decisions and follow one's own path in life


    She decided to chart her own course and start her own business.

Phrases with chart

  • a diagrammatic representation of an organization's structure and reporting relationships


    The organization chart shows the hierarchy of the company.

  • a diagram that shows step-by-step progression through a procedure or system especially using connecting lines and a set of conventional symbols


    The flow chart shows the process of manufacturing the product.

  • a type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole


    The pie chart shows the percentage of sales for each product.

Origins of chart

from Old French 'charte', meaning 'card, map, paper, or charter'


Summary: chart in Brief

The term 'chart' [tʃɑːt] refers to a graphical representation of data, often using symbols like bars, lines, or slices. It is commonly used to show trends, comparisons, and relationships between data points, as in 'The chart shows the growth of the company over the past year.' 'Chart' has idiomatic expressions like 'off the charts,' indicating exceptional performance, and 'chart a course,' meaning to plan a direction.

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