Definition of bar chart in English:

bar chart

(North American bar graph)

noun

  • A diagram in which the numerical values of variables are represented by the height or length of lines or rectangles of equal width:

    ‘the bar chart shows sales on the left and cost of sales on the right’
    • ‘Below the numerical values for each example are bar graph representations of the data.’
    • ‘The Importance Value Chart is a bar graph with each bar representing a specific system, subsystem, or component's contribution to the overall probability of an undesirable event.’
    • ‘The layout is confusing and they should have just used a bar chart, but my reading of this graph is that hardly anyone responded in the 0-4 range.’
    • ‘An exemplary representation is a bar graph having the temperature of one thermal sensor at one end and the temperature of another thermal sensor at the other end.’
    • ‘Both bull power and bear power are plotted as histograms under the bar chart of your chosen security.’
    • ‘This concept is represented in a bar graph pictured in the students' workbooks.’
    • ‘A bar graph representing number or percentage of right-hand throws would show a vast difference between the two groups.’
    • ‘High-speed computers convert imagery into a bar graph that charts the pixels, dots of pure black to pure white and all of the grays.’
    • ‘The rates of transmission of the dominant markers from one generation to the next are illustrated in the bar graph and shown numerically below.’
    • ‘These are combined and shown both in actual numbers and as ratios in the bar graph.’
    • ‘The number of counts and measurements for any character usually exceeded 30, and the frequency bar graph associated with this sample number always produced a normal curve.’
    • ‘As with the bar chart, the bars represent the relative size of each of the age bands.’
    • ‘In other news, I spent much of yesterday working on a bar graph representing two categories of convicts: Imprisoned and Imprisoned and Flogged.’
    • ‘The bar chart shows the number of deaths by different causes in the UK in 1998.’
    • ‘If we rotate Figure 1 over time, it becomes the familiar bar chart, with each bar representing the range of prices for the specified period.’
    • ‘White lines divided the monitor screen into quarters and a vertical bar chart appeared in each section.’
    • ‘Though he only had a few data points, he invented a curve, when only a bar graph could be used to represent such data.’
    • ‘Yes, the numbers are the same, but it's much clearer in the bar graph that the left-hand bar represents less than twice as much as the right-hand one!’
    • ‘Each bar graph represents the average from three independent cultures; error bars indicate the standard deviation.’
    • ‘Indeed, an accompanying bar graph illustrated what many of us have suspected all along.’
    graph, table, tabulation, grid, histogram, diagram, guide, scheme, figure, illustration
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Pronunciation

bar chart