flow chart

a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
Syn: ↑flowchart, ↑flow diagram, ↑flow sheet
Hypernyms: ↑multidimensional language

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noun also flow diagram
: a schematic diagram or expository outline showing the progress of material through the various steps of a manufacturing process or the succession of operations in a complicated activity

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1. Also called flow sheet. a detailed diagram or chart of the operations and equipment through which material passes, as in a manufacturing process.
2. a graphic representation, using symbols interconnected with lines, of the successive steps in a procedure or system. Also, flowchart. Also called flow diagram.

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flow chart, flow diagram or flow sheet noun
A chart pictorially representing the nature and sequence of operations to be carried out, eg in a computer program or an industrial process
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Main Entry:flow

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flow chart UK US noun [countable] [singular flow chart plural flow charts] [singular flow diagram plural flow diagrams]
a drawing that represents a complicated process by using a series of lines to show the different ways in which the process can happen and the different choices that you can make
Thesaurus: graphs, charts and diagramshyponym
Variant: flow diagram

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flow chart,
a diagram or chart showing the flow of supplies, equipment, or information, in an industrial, military, or other operation; flow sheet.

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(also flowchart or flow diagram) n. a diagram of the sequence of movements or actions of people or things involved in a complex system or activity
a graphical representation of a computer program in relation to its sequence of functions (as distinct from the data it processes)

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noun, pl ⋯ charts [count]
: a chart that shows each step of a process using special symbols that are connected by lines

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ˈflow chart [flow chart flow charts] (also ˈflow diagram) noun
a diagram that shows the connections between the different stages of a process or parts of a system

a flow chart showing what happens to the product between manufacture and final delivery

Example Bank:

Figure 8 shows a simple flow chart for this process.

The flow chart below shows what happens to the product between manufacture and final delivery.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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