35 terms

Graphs and Descriptive Terms 23B

According to this chart, what is the favorite cereal?

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Bar Graph
A graph that uses bars to show data
Horizontal Bar Graph
a bar graph in which the bars are read from left to right
The part of a map or graph that explains the symbols.
Line Plot
A graph that uses marks to record each piece of data above a number line.
Picture Graph
A graph that uses pictures to show and compare information.
Vertical Bar Graph
A bar graph in which the bars are read from the bottom to the top.
Information gathered and used to make sense.
Pie Graph
A type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole.
A graphical display where the data is grouped into ranges (such as "40 to 49", "50 to 59", etc), and then plotted as bars.

Similar to a Bar Graph, but in a Histogram each bar is for a range of data.
Dot Plot
A statistical chart consisting of data points plotted on a fairly simple scale, typically using filled in circles. There are two common, yet very different, versions of the dot chart.
peak (v)
to reach the highest, strongest, or best point, value, or level of skill
decrease (v)
to become or make less
rise (v)
go up
sharply (adv)
quickly and suddenly
rock bottom
the lowest possible level
steady (adj)
not moving or changing suddenly
fluctuate (v)
to rise and fall; to vary irregularly
drop (v)
to go lower
decline (v)
to move toward a weaker condition
remain (v)
continue in a place, position, or situation
slump (v)
fall heavily or suddenly
take off (v)
to suddenly start to be successful or popular
soar (v)
increase dramatically
crash (v)
a sudden large fall in the value
rocket (v)
to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success
escalate (v)
to go up or increase in size or scope
plunge (v)
to go down suddenly
dip (v)
to become lower in level or amount
slide (v)
to go into a worse state
plummet (v)
fall suddenly and steeply
pick up (v)
improve /increase
rally (v)
to return to a better condition
stabilize (v)
(v.) to keep from changing, maintain
bounce back
to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation
flatten (v)
to stop rising or falling, and stay at the same level

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