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nomogram Syllabification: nom·o·gram
Pronunciation: /ˈnäməˌɡram/
(also nomograph-ˌɡraf)

Definition of nomogram in English:


A diagram representing the relations between three or more variable quantities by means of a number of scales, so arranged that the value of one variable can be found by a simple geometric construction, for example, by drawing a straight line intersecting the other scales at the appropriate values.
Example sentences
  • The appropriate degree of adjustment may be helped by nomograms or computer algorithms.
  • A nomograph was widely used in engineering and in industry.
  • The beauty of nomograms is that one can lay a straight line (or, as is suggested, a piece of string) from a value on one side to a value on the other, and read off the result from the graph.


Early 20th century: from Greek nomos 'law' + -gram1.



Pronunciation: /ˌnäməˈɡrafik/ /ˌnō-/
Example sentences
  • The nomographic chart can be used as a guide in selecting the correct hose size for a given hydraulic system.
  • A nomographic apparatus for providing solutions to a mathematical relationship has a panel and several scales along three axes on a surface of the panel, the scales being arranged and calibrated in a nomographic relationship so that values on a straight line intersecting the scales satisfy the mathematical relationship.


Pronunciation: /ˌnäməˈɡrafik(ə)lē/ /ˌnō-/
Example sentences
  • Another object of this invention is to provide a range finder which nomographically correlates the distance between a golf ball and a target golf hole to the known height of a pin placed in the target golf hole.


Pronunciation: /nəˈmäɡrəfē/
Example sentences
  • A strong claim can be made for Moore as a primary initiator of the use of graph paper in the American mathematical curriculum, although nomography never came to have the importance that Moore envisioned.
  • Zalts was someone of varied interests and during the 1920s, not only did he publish on mechanical calculators, statistics and nomography (graphic representation of data), but he also published on folklore, education, and philosophy.
  • I have not seen any current books on nomography, but I have an old one which you may be able to find at used book sources.

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