Definitions for: Chart

[n] a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea
[n] a visual display of information
[v] plan in detail
[v] make a chart of; "chart the territory"

Webster (1913) Definition: Chart, n. [A doublet of card: cf. F. charte charter,
carte card. See Card, and cf. Charter.]
1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which
information is exhibited, esp. when the information is
arranged in tabular form; as, an historical chart.

2. A map; esp., a hydrographic or marine map; a map on which
is projected a portion of water and the land which it
surrounds, or by which it is surrounded, intended
especially for the use of seamen; as, the United States
Coast Survey charts; the English Admiralty charts.

3. A written deed; a charter.

Globular chart, a chart constructed on a globular
projection. See under Globular.

Heliographic chart, a map of the sun with its spots.

Mercator's chart, a chart constructed on the principle of
Mercator's projection. See Projection.

Plane chart, a representation of some part of the
superficies of the globe, in which its spherical form is
disregarded, the meridians being drawn parallel to each
other, and the parallels of latitude at equal distances.

Selenographic chart, a map representing the surface of the

Topographic chart, a minute delineation of a limited place
or region.

Chart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charted.]
To lay down in a chart; to map; to delineate; as, to chart a

See Also: bar chart, bar graph, color chart, eye chart, flip chart, illustration, map, map, naval chart, navigational chart, organization chart, pie chart, pilot chart, plan, plot, profile, star chart

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