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pie chart

[′pī ‚chärt]
(mathematics)
A circle divided by several radii into sectors whose relative areas represent the relative magnitudes of quantities or the relative frequencies of items in a frequency distribution. Also known as circle graph; sectorgram.
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Fig. 23 Pie graph or pie chart. In the above example, sectors of the graph indicate the type of employment of Polytechnic and College social science graduates, three years after graduation.

pie graph

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pie chart

a circular graph divided into sectors proportional to the magnitudes of the quantities represented.

pie chart

A graphical representation of information in which each unit of data is represented as a pie-shaped piece of a circle. See business graphics.
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Of course, a pie chart is not necessary in most scientific papers.
In a pie chart thus constructed, in fact, it can be mathematically proven that each such slice will be one-sixth of the area of the total pie, no matter how much it is rotated.
Since the use of pie-chart methodology in investigations of paternal identity is increasing and researchers are drawing substantive conclusions about paternal involvement from pie chart data, it is important to evaluate the efficacy and validity of this methodology before more fully endorsing it as either a supplement to, or replacement for, traditional scale measures of identity.
Lower Pie Chart Question: Based on this negative experience, will you stop using this company in preference to its competitors in the future?
Highlight the pie chart and you will see black selection handles (see exhibit 1).
They include a pie chart of the type and number of alerts broadcast per machine and bar charts comparing the total number of alerts and the overall Class Factor for each press.
Graphs take many forms, but accounting information is usually presented in one of three types: the bar graph, the line plot and the pie chart.
And each hurricane category represents a different wedge of the pie chart.
The significance (or insignificance) of these changes may be better understood by using a pie chart to indicate the relative significance of the item or items in question.
Give your pie chart a title ("Activity That Students Prefer").
43% Source: Air Force Personnel Center, September 2005 Note: Table made from pie chart.