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abac a nomogram, a chart or diagram of scaled lines or curves used to assist in mathematical calculations.
absciss the distance of a point from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis.
abscissa (Lat.) the distance of a point from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis.
abscisse the distance of a point from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis.
asymptotic of a line, approaching a curve but meeting it only at infinity.
asymptotical of a line, approaching a curve but meeting it only at infinity.
asymptotically (Adv.) ASYMPTOTICAL, of a line, approaching a curve but meeting it only at infinity.
axisymmetric symmetrical in respect to an axis.
axisymmetrical symmetrical in respect to an axis.
axisymmetry the state of being axisymmetric.
boxplot a type of statistical graph.
cartogram a map with diagrammatic statistical information.
graph a drawing depicting the relationship between two or more variables (sets of numbers or quantities); (verb) to present (information) in graph form.
histogram a diagram consisting of a number of rectangles or lines drawn (usu. upwards) from a base line, their heights representing frequencies of a series of values (or value-ranges) of a quantity.
nomogram a chart or diagram of scaled lines or curves used to assist in mathematical calculations.
nomograph a chart or diagram of scaled lines or curves used to assist in mathematical calculations.
nomographic of or like a nomograph.
nomographical of or like a nomograph.
orthorhombic three mutually perpendicular axes of different lengths.
scattergram a scatter diagram, a graph plotting two variables, with axes at right angles to one another.
semilog having an arithmetic scale of the x-axis and a logarithmic scale of the y-axis.
subgraph a graph contained within a larger graph.