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    The chart shows the growth in viewers for foreign films on cable TV.



    I've always been confused by the various terms of chart, graph, map, and diagram. Would you describe each in a few words to tell them apart? Thanks.

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    Default Re: chart/graph/map/diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The chart shows the growth in viewers for foreign films on cable TV.



    I've always been confused by the various terms of chart, graph, map, and diagram. Would you describe each in a few words to tell them apart? Thanks.

    The following link will clear your doubts.
    Online Dictionary, Language Guide, Foreign Language and Etymology.

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    Default Re: chart/graph/map/diagram

    A diagram is some sort of picture- a diagram ight be used to illustrate a manufacturing process with the steps and arrows. A map is, err, a map- it would only be some sort of geographical representaion of a counry, town, etc. Graph and chart are similar to me, though chart has a wider sense as we have things like pie charts (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:..._pie_chart.jpg). I wouldn't call that a graph. I'd use that term for things like http://www.oracle.com/technology/pro...ges/Graph1.jpg and http://www.oracle.com/technology/pro...gged_line2.jpg

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    Thanks, Tdol, for the clear explanation and the links.
    One more request, could you give me a picture of diagram so that I can get a clear picture?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: chart/graph/map/diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Tdol, for the clear explanation and the links.
    One more request, could you give me a picture of diagram so that I can get a clear picture?
    Thanks in advance.
    Click on the following link.
    Diagram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    You will see diagrams and diagrams and nothing but diagrams.

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    Default Re: chart/graph/map/diagram

    Thanks, arunp, for the link and the diagrams.
    I have a clear picture now.

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