Visual presentation of data using icons, pictures, symbols, etc., in place of or in addition to common graph elements (bars, lines, points). Pictographs use relative sizes or repetitions of the same icon, picture, or symbol to show comparison. Also called pictogram, pictorial chart, pictorial graph, or picture graph.

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  • When using a pictograph, you are presenting a visual account of something to show progression, division, decrease in productivity, peaks and valleys, actually anything you like can be displayed and analyzed.

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  • Using a pictograph at a presentation can be a good way to show a lot of data in a short amount of time.

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  • I used a pictograph in my college statistics class to show the relation between amount of sleep and how well you did in school.

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