bar chart

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Horizontal rectangles (bars) chart in which the length of a bar is proportional to the value (as measured along the horizontal axis) of the item (entity or quantity) it represents. Also called bar graph, it is used commonly to compare the values of several items in a group at a given point in time. See also Gantt chart.

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She was being asked to make a presentation to the Board of Directors that outlined the last 5 years production figures, so using a bar chart was her choice to keep the results simple and easy to understand.
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At the year-end sales meeting, Susan presented a bar chart with twelve bars, each bar representing total division sales for a given month.
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If you want to put on a presentation for someone a bar chart can be a quick and easy way to get your point accross.
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