• IPA: /ˈhɪstəˌɡɹæm/

histogram (plural histograms)

  1. (statistics) A graphical display of numerical data in the form of upright bars, with the area of each bar representing frequency.
    • 1983, Alan Meier, Janice Wright, Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Supplying Energy Through Greater Efficiency: The Potential for Conservation, University of California Press, page 39 ↗,
      Such distinctions, however, require detailed information, such as histograms of the distribution of energy use among residential customers, both by month and by year.
    • 2005, D. W. Scott, S. R. Sain, Multidimensional density estimation, C. R. Rao, E. J. Wegman, J. L. Solka (editors) Data Mining and Data Visualization, Elsevier, [https://books.google.com.au/books?id=fEgUjUPCtsEC&pg=PA237&dq=%22Histogram%22%7C%22Histograms%22+-intitle:histogram%7Chistograms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9kpDotdvXAhWLjFQKHejLAUIQ6AEILTAB#v=onepage&q=%22Histogram%22%7C%22Histograms%22%20-intitle%3Ahistogram%7Chistograms&f=false page 237],
      The use of the piecewise linear frequency polygon (FP) in place of the underlying histogram would seem mainly a graphical advantage.
    • 2017, David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran, Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics, Cengage Learning, [https://books.google.com.au/books?id=MQAxDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA44&dq=%22Histogram%22%7C%22Histograms%22+-intitle:histogram%7Chistograms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9kpDotdvXAhWLjFQKHejLAUIQ6AEIPTAE#v=onepage&q=%22Histogram%22%7C%22Histograms%22%20-intitle%3Ahistogram%7Chistograms&f=false page 44],
      A histogram is constructed by placing the variable of interest on the horizontal axis and the frequency, relative frequency or percent frequency on the vertical axis. […] Histograms for data found in applications are never perfectly symmetric, but the histogram for many applications may be roughly symmetric.
  • French: histogramme
  • German: Histogramm
  • Portuguese: histograma
  • Russian: гистогра́мма
  • Spanish: histograma

histogram (histograms, present participle histogramming; past and past participle histogrammed)

  1. (transitive) To represent (data) as a histogram.

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