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nomograph

Definition:

a graphic representation of numerical relations

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

nomographs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

nomogram

Etymology:

from Greek nomos law + -gram, on the model of French nomogramme
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nomogram | nomograph | alignment chart | abaque

a graphical calculating device, a two-dimensional diagram designed to allow the approximate graphical computation of a function. The field of nomography was invented in 1884 by the French engineer Philbert Maurice d'Ocagne and used extensively for many... (37 of 2269 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Nomogram

Collins Dictionary:

nomograph | nomogram

Same as "nomogram" | an arrangement of two linear or logarithmic scales such that an intersecting straight line enables an intermediate values or ... (22 of 223 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nomograph

Oxford Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograph | nomographic [derived] | nomographically [derived] | nomography [derived]

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 ... (25 of 108 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nomogram

Britannica Encyclopedia:

nomograph [mathematics] | Alignment Chart [synonym]

calculating chart with scales that contain values of three or more mathematical variables, widely used in engineering, industry, and the natural and ... (22 of 86 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/417428​/nomograph

Wiktionary:

nomogram [math] | nomograms [plural] | abac [synonym] | alignment chart [synonym] | alignment diagram [synonym] | nomograph [synonym] | nomographs [plural]

A diagram in which the relationship between three variables is represented by a straight line or curve for each variable; the value of the third variable corresponding to particular values of the first two is obtained by drawing a straight line through... (42 of 74 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nomogram

Random House Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograph [synonym, sense-specific] | alignment chart [synonym, sense-specific]

a graph, usually containing three parallel scales graduated for different ... | any similar graph used to show the relation between quantities, ... (21 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nomogram

Merriam-Webster:

nomogram | nomograph [nomogram]

a graphic representation that consists of several lines marked off to scale and arranged in such a way that by using a straightedge to connect known ... (26 of 71 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nomogram

American Heritage Dictionary:

nomograph | nomogram [sense-specific] | nomographic [adjective, related] | nomography [noun, related]

A graph consisting of three coplanar curves, each graduated for a different ... | A chart representing numerical relationships. (18 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nomograph

New World Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograph

a set of scales for the variables in a problem which are so distorted and so placed that a straight line connecting the known values on some scales ... (28 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nomogram

Columbia Encyclopedia:

representation | proportional representation

in government, the term used to designate the means by which a whole population may participate in governing through the device of having a much ... (25 of 325 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0841558​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

representation | representations [plural]

[countable] a sign, symbol, or picture of something | [uncountable] a person or group that speaks, acts, or is present for another person, group, or ... (24 of 109 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/representation

Cambridge Dictionary:

representation [entry 1]

when someone speaks, acts, or is present officially for someone else (11 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/representation 1

representation [entry 2]

the way that someone or something is shown or described | a sign, picture, model, etc. of something (17 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/representation 2

Encarta Dictionary:

nomograph | nomographs [plural] | nomogram: nomograms [plural] | nomograms [plural] | nomogram

a graph with three lines graduated so that a straight line intersecting any ... | any graph that represents numerical relationships (20 of 85 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683586​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

nomograph | nomogram

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek nomos law + -gram, on the model of French nomogramme

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nomograph

American Heritage Dictionary:

nomograph

Origin: Greek nomos, law; see nem- in Indo-European roots + "-graph".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nomograph

Wiktionary:

nomograph | nomographs [plural]

Origin: nom- + -o- + -graph

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nomograph

-o-

Origin: Adopted from Latin, ultimately of Greek origin. In English, the connective is found from the Middle English period in direct ... | Designated in the USAN guidelines for non-proprietary names of monoclonal antibodies. (32 of 82 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-o-

-graph

Origin: Ancient Greek suffix -γραφω (-graphō), from γράφω (graphō, "to scratch, to scrape, to graze"), from whence also -graphy.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-graph

nomogram [math] | nomograms [plural]

Origin: Formed as nom- + -o- + -gram, by analogy with French nomogramme.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nomogram

Merriam-Webster:

nomogram

First use: 1908

Origin: Greek nomos law + International Scientific Vocabulary -gram

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nomogram

Oxford Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograph

First use: early 20th century

Origin: Greek nomos "law" + "-gram1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nomogram

Encarta Dictionary:

nomograph | nomographs [plural] | nomogram: nomograms [plural] | nomograms [plural]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Greek nomos "law, custom"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683586​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

nomograph

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "nomograph"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "nomograph" by speech synthesizer

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nomogram

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nomogram"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nomograph

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nomograph"

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nomogram

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nomogram"

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nomogram

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YourDictionary Audio:

nomograph

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nomograph" by speech synthesizer

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nomogram

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nomogram" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograph

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nomogram"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nomogram

Google Dictionary:

nomogram | nomograms [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "nomogram"

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