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Diagram vs. Schematic

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Main Difference

The main difference between Diagram and Schematic 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 Schematic is a representation of a system using abstract, graphic symbols

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Wikipedia
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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.

  • Schematic (adjective)

    represented simply

  • Schematic (adjective)

    sketchy, incomplete

  • Schematic (adjective)

    relating to a schema

  • Schematic (noun)

    A simplified line-drawing generally used by engineers and technicians to describe and understand how a system works at an abstract level. Schematic drawings often require the use of industry standard line-art symbols so they may be understood within industries.

    "I'll have to study the schematics for the new integrated circuit before I can create a good layout."

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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.

  • Schematic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.

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

  • Schematic (noun)

    diagram of an electrical or mechanical system

  • Schematic (adjective)

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

Princeton's WordNet

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