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scatter diagram

Line breaks: scat|ter dia|gram
Pronunciation: /ˈskatə ˈdʌɪəɡram/
(also scatter plot)

Definition of scatter diagram in English:

noun

Statistics
A graph in which the values of two variables are plotted along two axes, the pattern of the resulting points revealing any correlation present.
Example sentences
  • The scatter diagram for variables 1 and 2 shows a perfect positive relationship, which would have a Pearson's r correlation of + 1.
  • The scatter plot presented in the following chart does not show a linear pattern of the relationship between TOEFL score and Internet penetration.
  • The resulting two-dimensional representation is shown in the scatter plot as well as the box plot corresponding to the data distribution along the x axis.

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