Definition of pie chart in English:

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pie chart

Pronunciation: /ˈpī ˌCHärt/


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A type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole.
Example sentences
  • Thus a pie chart showing carbon dioxide divides along roughly the same ratios as one showing energy use.
  • If you are working with nominal or ordinal variables, the bar chart and the pie chart are two of the easiest methods to use.
  • As the demographic pie chart indicates, in addition to members in industry and public practice, we also have members in the public sector and in education.


1920s: because of the resemblance of the graph to a pie divided into portions.

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