What is the meaning of the diagram

Types of diagrams and their meaning

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Bar graph:

Show proportions (comparison) / opposites

Example: http://www.boeckler.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-8392DBED/hbs/hs.xsl/32015_85223.html

Bar chart:

Size relationships (comparison) / show contrasts / show trends

Example: http://www.boeckler.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-8392DBED/hbs/hs.xsl/32015_85227.html

Pie chart (pie):

Proportion of 100%, distribution / depicting proportions / showing opposites

Example: http://www.box2.boeckler-boxen.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-F66F24F0/boxen/hs.xsl/2092.htm

Line diagram:

Represent development / trends

Example: http://www.box2.boeckler-boxen.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-F66F24F0/boxen/hs.xsl/2088.htm

Donut chart:

  • Share of 100%, distribution / comparison

Additive diagram:

  • Show shares / show contrasts / show trends

Example: http://www.box2.boeckler-boxen.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3D0AB75D-F66F24F0/boxen/hs.xsl/1995.htm


  1. MC exercise: Exercise: types of diagrams
  2. Search other diagrams on the Internet and assign them to the diagram types.
  3. Determine the following diagrams!
  1. What kind of diagram is that?
  2. Write in one sentence on the subject of the diagram. (Diagrams from the internet)