Definition of histogram in US English: histogram
noun Statistics A diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency of a variable and whose width is equal to the class interval.
Example sentences
‘The standard procedure for generating a histogram is Graphs Histogram and then selecting the relevant variable.’ ‘Curves are density function or relative frequency histograms across the genome.’ ‘To see this more clearly we show the frequency histogram for a long cryptogram that was obtained using a Simple Substitution Cipher.’ ‘The fluorescent signals are presented as frequency distribution histograms.’ ‘We inverted the algorithm to generate afterpulse-modified histograms from ideal histograms.’ Synonyms
graph , table, tabulation, grid, diagram, guide, scheme, figure, illustration
View synonyms Origin Late 19th century: from Greek histos ‘mast, web’ + -gram.
Pronunciation histogram /ˈhɪstəˌɡræm/ /ˈhistəˌɡram/