There are 2 main definitions of graph in English:

## graph 1

Pronunciation: /ɡrɑːf/ Pronunciation: /ɡraf/

## noun

1A diagram showing the relation between variable quantities, typically of two variables, each measured along one of a pair of axes at right angles.
Example sentences
• In fact, all the real values are already in the graph along the x axis also called the real axis.
• These personnel also undertook much of the preparation of the visual evidential aids such as isographs, histograms, graphs, bar charts, photographs, tables, as built programmes and overlays.
• You can chart variables on a graph and look at speed, power (a calculated estimate), temperature and altitude.
Synonyms
chart, diagram, grid;
1.1 Mathematics A collection of points whose coordinates satisfy a given relation.
Example sentences
• Otherwise, the implication is that the use of coordinate graphs simply adds to the learner's syntactic translational problem.
• A directed graph is a collection of nodes and edges.
• Links on the Web and citation relations between scientific articles can both be described as mathematical graphs.

## verb

[with object]
Plot or trace on a graph.
Example sentences
• A frequency ranking of student graphing errors indicates that graphing problems are related to a combination of factors involving the software, the student, and the instruction.
• Specifically, we graphed a 3-day moving average of temperatures.
• The data is then graphed in an x - y comparison plot.
Synonyms
plot, trace, draw up, delineate

## Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation of graphic formula.

## Words that rhyme with graph

barf, behalf, calf, chaff, coif, giraffe, Graf, half, laugh, scarf, scrum half, staff, strafe, wing half

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## graph 2

Pronunciation: /ɡrɑːf/ Pronunciation: /ɡraf/

## noun

Linguistics
A visual symbol representing a unit of sound or other feature of speech. Graphs include not only letters of the alphabet but also punctuation marks.
Example sentences
• The initial step is the conversion of the word sequences to a phoneme transcription graph.
• For example, many children's names contain trigraphs and digraphs and graphs that represent phonemes other than those taught as "the appropriate sound".
• In the present invention, the lexical graph has phoneme branches.

## Origin

1930s: from Greek graphē 'writing'.

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