graph

  

Definition

Two-dimensional drawing showing a relationship (usually between two set of numbers) by means of a line, curve, a series of bars, or other symbols. Typically, an independent variable is represented on the horizontal line (X-axis) and an dependent variable on the vertical line (Y-axis). The perpendicular axis intersect at a point called origin, and are calibrated in the units of the quantities represented. Though a graph usually has four quadrants representing the positive and negative values of the variables, usually only the north-east quadrant is shown when the negative values do not exist or are of no interest. Often used interchangeably with the term 'chart'.

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  • I was explaining my idea and then I realized having a visual component to compliment my idea would be optimal so I created a graph to explain my idea numerically .

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  • Using the graph, Jane was able to visually illustrate the increase in her productivity at work, and was thus able to ask for a raise.

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  • The graph that is shown, depicts the average income of the population in rural areas, compared to the incomes of those in the city.

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