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Diagram vs. Chart

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The main difference between Diagram and Chart is that the Diagram is a plan, drawing, sketch or outline to show how something works or the relationships between the parts of a whole and Chart is a graphical representation of data.

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  • Diagram (noun)

    A plan, drawing, sketch or outline to show how something works, or show the relationships between the parts of a whole.

    "Electrical diagrams show device interconnections."

  • Diagram (noun)

    A graph or chart.

  • Diagram (noun)

    A functor from an index category to another category. The objects and morphisms of the index category need not have any internal substance, but rather merely outline the connective structure of at least some part of the diagram's codomain. If the index category is J and the codomain is C, then the diagram is said to be "of type J in C".

  • Diagram (verb)

    To represent or indicate something using a diagram.

  • Chart (noun)

    A map.

  • Chart (noun)

    A map illustrating the geography of a specific phenomenon.

  • Chart (noun)

    A systematic non-narrative presentation of data.

  • Chart (noun)

    A navigator's map.

  • Chart (noun)

    A tabular presentation of data; a table.

  • Chart (noun)

    A diagram.

  • Chart (noun)

    A graph.

  • Chart (noun)

    A record of a patient's diagnosis, care instructions, and recent history.

    "I snuck a look at his chart. It doesn't look good."

  • Chart (noun)

    A written deed; a charter.

  • Chart (noun)

    A subspace of a manifold used as part of an atlas

  • Chart (verb)

    To draw a chart or map of.

  • Chart (verb)

    To draw or figure out (a route or plan).

    "Let's chart how we're going to get from here to there."

    "We are on a course for disaster without having charted it."

  • Chart (verb)

    To record systematically.

  • Chart (verb)

    To appear on a hit-recording chart.

    "The song has charted for 15 weeks!"

    "The band first charted in 1994."

Wiktionary
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  • Diagram (noun)

    a simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something; a schematic representation

    "a diagram of the living room"

  • Diagram (noun)

    a figure composed of lines that is used to illustrate a definition or statement or to aid in the proof of a proposition.

  • Diagram (noun)

    a graphical schedule for operating railway locomotives and rolling stock in order to provide a desired service.

  • Diagram (verb)

    represent (something) in graphic form

    "the experiment is diagrammed on page fourteen"

  • Diagram (verb)

    schedule the operations of (a locomotive or train) according to a diagram.

  • Chart (noun)

    a sheet of information in the form of a table, graph, or diagram

    "the doctor recorded her blood pressure on a chart"

  • Chart (noun)

    a weekly listing of the current bestselling pop records

    "she topped the charts for eight weeks"

  • Chart (noun)

    a geographical map or plan, especially one used for navigation by sea or air

    "a chart of the English coast"

  • Chart (noun)

    a circular map showing the positions of the planets in the twelve houses at the time of someone's birth, from which astrologers are said to be able to deduce their character or potential.

  • Chart (verb)

    make a map of (an area)

    "Cook charted the coasts and waters of New Zealand"

  • Chart (verb)

    plot (a course) on a chart

    "the pilot found his craft taking a route he had not charted"

  • Chart (verb)

    record the progress or development of

    "the poems chart his descent into madness"

    "a major series charting the history of country music"

  • Chart (verb)

    (of a record) sell enough copies to enter the music charts at a particular position

    "the record will probably chart at about No. 74"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Diagram (noun)

    A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.

  • Diagram (noun)

    Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one.

  • Diagram

    To put into the form of a diagram.

  • Chart (noun)

    A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is arranged in tabular form; as, an historical chart.

  • Chart (noun)

    A map; esp., a hydrographic or marine map; a map on which is projected a portion of water and the land which it surrounds, or by which it is surrounded, intended especially for the use of seamen; as, the United States Coast Survey charts; the English Admiralty charts.

  • Chart (noun)

    A written deed; a charter.

  • Chart

    To lay down in a chart; to map; to delineate; as, to chart a coast.

Webster Dictionary
  • Diagram (noun)

    a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts

  • Diagram (verb)

    make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

  • Chart (noun)

    a visual display of information

  • Chart (noun)

    a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea

  • Chart (verb)

    make a chart of;

    "chart the territory"

  • Chart (verb)

    plan in detail;

    "Bush is charting a course to destroy Saddam Hussein"

  • Chart (verb)

    represent by means of a graph;

    "chart the data"

Princeton's WordNet

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