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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 variable can be found by a simple geometric construction, for example, by drawing a straight line intersecting the other scales at the appropriate values.
chart, diagram, gridView synonyms
- ‘A nomograph was widely used in engineering and in industry.’
- ‘The beauty of nomograms is that one can lay a straight line (or, as is suggested, a piece of string) from a value on one side to a value on the other, and read off the result from the graph.’
- ‘These calculations are derived from the patient's preoperative evaluation and converted mathematically into an individual nomogram.’
- ‘Calculations use standard equations, tables, or nomograms.’
- ‘The appropriate degree of adjustment may be helped by nomograms or computer algorithms.’
Early 20th century: from Greek nomos ‘law’ + -gram.
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