# histogram

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## histogram

[his´to-gram]a graph in which values found in a quantitative study are represented by lines or symbols placed horizontally or vertically, to indicate frequency distribution.

## his·to·gram

(his'tō-gram),**1.**A graphic columnar or bar representation to compare the magnitudes of frequencies or numbers of items.

**2.**Graphic representation of the frequency distribution of a variable, in which rectangles are drawn with their bases on a uniform linear scale representing intervals, and their heights are proportional to the values within each of the intervals.

[histo- + G.

*gramma,*a writing]## histogram

/his·to·gram/ (his´to-gram) a graph in which values found in a statistical study are represented by vertical bars or rectangles.## histogram

[his′təgram′]

Etymology: Gk,

*histos*+*gramma,*record(in research) a graph showing the values of one or more variables plotted against time or against frequency of occurrence. A graph of a patient's temperature, pulse, and respiration is an example of a histogram.

## his·to·gram

(his'tō-gram)A bar chart representing a frequency distribution; heights of the bars indicate degree of frequency.

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*histo-*+ G.*gramma,*a writing]## histogram

a diagram showing a frequency distribution by means of rectangular areas. See FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION and**Fig. 166**.

## his·to·gram

(his'tō-gram)Graphic columnar or bar representation to compare magnitudes of frequencies or numbers of items.

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*histo-*+ G.*gramma,*a writing]## histogram

a graph in which values found in a statistical study are represented by lines or symbols placed horizontally or vertically, to indicate frequency distribution.

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