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’
    • ‘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 familiar horizontal bar chart was developed as a production control tool to provide a quick visual means of determining where and how a project was going, thereby simplifying project management and tracking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To conclude, we will be keeping a running total of our cumulative scores in the Contact column, and may even keep the natty little bar chart thing I've put there.’
    • ‘In other news, I spent much of yesterday working on a bar graph representing two categories of convicts: Imprisoned and Imprisoned and Flogged.’
    • ‘These are combined and shown both in actual numbers and as ratios in the bar graph.’
    • ‘This concept is represented in a bar graph pictured in the students' workbooks.’
    • ‘As with the bar chart, the bars represent the relative size of each of the age bands.’
    • ‘Both bull power and bear power are plotted as histograms under the bar chart of your chosen security.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Indeed, an accompanying bar graph illustrated what many of us have suspected all along.’
    • ‘Up until then, we were drafting simple bar chart schedules by hand.’
    • ‘There were strange moving bitmapped colors and a model that looked like a 3 - D bar chart.’
    • ‘On page four for instance, a clear and simple bar chart shows the dramatic deterioration in the government's finances in recent years.’
    • ‘For both line Y and line X the distribution of heteroplasmy levels, presented in bar chart form in Fig 1, was far from that predicted by the 200 segregating unit model.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Below the numerical values for each example are bar graph representations of the data.’
    • ‘Though he only had a few data points, he invented a curve, when only a bar graph could be used to represent such data.’
    • ‘A bar graph representing number or percentage of right-hand throws would show a vast difference between the two groups.’
    • ‘The Privacy Threat Index mimics the Homeland Security bar chart with green, blue, yellow, orange and red signaling low, guarded, elevated, high and severe threat conditions, respectively.’
    • ‘We begin with a simple weekly bar chart of the S & P 500.’
    • ‘The bar chart shows the number of deaths by different causes in the UK in 1998.’
    • ‘Each bar graph represents the average from three independent cultures; error bars indicate the standard deviation.’
    • ‘White lines divided the monitor screen into quarters and a vertical bar chart appeared in each section.’
    • ‘The rates of transmission of the dominant markers from one generation to the next are illustrated in the bar graph and shown numerically below.’
    • ‘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.’
    graph, table, tabulation, grid, histogram, diagram, guide, scheme, figure, illustration
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Pronunciation

bar chart