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DAT 227 - Chapter 3 Key Terms
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A label that describes either the category axis or the value axis. Provides clarity, particularly in describing the value axis.
A chart type that compares values across categories using horizontal bars where the length represents the value; the longer the bar, the larger the value. In this chart, the horizontal axis displays values and the vertical axis displays categories.
The chart axis that displays descriptive labels for the data points plotted in a chart. These axis labels are typically text contained in the first column of worksheet data (such as job titles) used to create the chart.
A container for the entire chart and all of its elements, including the plot area, titles, legends, and labels.
The label that describes the entire chart. The title is usually placed at the top of the chart area.
Clustered Column Chart
A type of chart that groups, or clusters, columns set side by side to compare several data points among categories.
A chart that combines two chart types, such as column and line, to plot different types of data, such as quantities and percentages.
An identifier that shows the exact value of a data point in a chart. Appears above or on a data point in a chart. May indicate percentage of a value to the whole on a pie chart.
An individual value in a cell that is plotted in a chart.
A group of related data points that displays in rows or columns in a worksheet.
A horizontal or vertical line that extends from the tick marks on the value axis across the plot area to guide the reader's eyes across the chart to identify values.
A key that identifies the color or pattern assigned to each data series in a chart.
A chart type that displays lines connecting data points to show trends over equal time periods, such as months, quarters, years, or decades.
A chart type that shows each data point in proportion to the whole data series as a slice in a circle. This type of chart depicts only one data series.
The region of a chart containing the graphical representation of the values in one or more data series. Two axes form a border around this area.
One of eight circles that display on the outside border of a chart - one on each corner and one on each middle side - when the chart is selected; enables the user to adjust the height and width of the chart.
A small line, column, or win/loss chart contained in a single cell to provide a simple visual illustrating one data series.
A window of options specific to a feature in an Office application. The task pane name and options change based on the selected range, object, or feature.
The chart axis that displays incremental numbers to identify approximate values, such as dollars or units, of data points in a chart.
XY (Scatter) Chart
A chart type that shows a relationship between two variables using their X and Y coordinates. Excel plots one coordinate on the horizontal X-axis and the other variable on the vertical Y-axis. These charts are often used to represent data in education, scientific, and medical experiments.
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