chart

chart
chart1 W3S3 [tʃa:t US tʃa:rt] n
[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: charte, from Latin charta 'piece of papyrus, document', from Greek chartes]
1.) information that is clearly arranged in the form of a simple picture, set of figures, ↑graph etc, or a piece of paper with this information on it
= ↑diagram
a chart showing last year's sales
a weather chart
the theatre's seating chart
2.) the charts
the lists, which come out weekly, of the most popular records
Her new single went straight to number one in the pop charts .
Brooks again topped the charts (=was the most popular) .
chart hit/success/star etc
the Beatles' first chart hit
3.) a detailed map, especially of an area of the sea or the stars
chart 2
chart2 v [T]
1.) to record information about a situation or set of events over a period of time, in order to see how it changes or develops
Scientists have been charting temperature changes in the oceans.
2.) to make a plan of what should be done to achieve a particular result
Each team was responsible for making its own decisions and charting its own course.
3.) to make a map of an area of land, sea, or stars, or to draw lines on a map to show where you have travelled
→↑uncharted

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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