diagrammed diagrammed  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌɡræmd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts
  2. (v) make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

Usage(s):

  1. My grandmother and I greeted him as he came off a plane and we sat in a coffee shop, where he diagrammed an atom on a napkin and explained his job nuclear physicist.
  2. Napoleon played, although to judge by one of his games, a diagrammed and illustrated copy of which hangs in my office, he was a far better general.
  3. She had muscles in her legs that anatomists have not previously diagrammed.

News

  1. Prep volleyball: Buffalo seeks the right mixture

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Throw out the beakers and diagrammed molecules, the Buffalo volleyball team develops chemistry with support and dedication throughout the summer training period.Bygone are the graduated senior standouts and income the neophyte freshmen....
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. Mitchell: We have a responsibility to use language properly

    With apologies to my good friends Betty Hausam, Mary Lee McGuire and Nedra Zimmerschied, my mother, Bonnie Brandes, is the best high school English teacher ever. I say this not only because I sat in her class and diagrammed sentences and wrote paragraphs daily for four years, but because I have statistical and anecdotal evidence:
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sedalia Democrat

Quotes

  1. "We diagrammed the play," Warriors coach Don Nelson said, "but the ball started getting moved around, which is what we've been working on for a month and a half now. But the ball movement actually got us a good shot."
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Don Nelson Source: The Argus

  2. Weldon writes that during a meeting with Stephen Hadley, then the deputy national security adviser, he presented a chart "developed in 1999" by the Able Danger program that "diagrammed the affiliations of al Qaeda and showed Mohammed (sic)...
    on Aug 19, 2005 By: Curt Weldon Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We felt like we could just push it," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the final play. "They actually took away what we had diagrammed, but Jon made a play and Dave made a shot. It's not an easy shot."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: Duke Chronicle

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