chart

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French charte (card, map), from Late Latin charta (paper, card, map), Latin ("papyrus, writing"), from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs, papyrus, thin sheet).

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chart (plural charts)

  1. A map.
    1. A map illustrating the geography of a specific phenomenon.
    2. A navigator's map.
  2. A systematic non-narrative presentation of data.
    1. A tabular presentation of data; a table.
      • 2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 106: 
        Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
    2. A diagram.
    3. A graph.
      • 2013 November 30, Paul Davis, “Letters: Say it as simply as possible”, The Economist, volume 409, number 8864: 
        Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?
    4. A record of a patient's diagnosis, care instructions, and recent history.
      I snuck a look at his chart. It doesn't look good.
    5. A ranked listing of competitors, as of recorded music.
      They're at the top of the charts again this week.
  3. A written deed; a charter.
  4. (topology) A subspace of a manifold used as part of an atlas

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chart (third-person singular simple present charts, present participle charting, simple past and past participle charted)

  1. (transitive) To draw a chart or map of.
  2. (transitive) To draw or figure out (a route or plan).
    Let's chart how we're going to get from here to there.
    We are on a course for disaster without having charted it.
  3. (transitive) To record systematically.
  4. (intransitive, of a record or artist) To appear on a hit-recording chart.
    The song has charted for 15 weeks!
    The band first charted in 1994.

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chart

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *xъrtъ, cognate with Polish chart, Czech chrt, Ukrainian хорт (xort), Serbo-Croatian hȑt.

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chart m

  1. greyhound (lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing)

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  • pjas m (dog)

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chart

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *xъrtъ.

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chart m

  1. sighthound

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