A chart that graphically depicts the relationship between two variables.

A chart containing plotted points that helps determine whether there is a linear relationship between a cost item and its related activity measure.

A graphical technique to analyze the relationship between two variables. Two sets of data are plotted on a graph, with the y-axis being used for the variable to be predicted and the x-axis being used for the variable to make the prediction. The graph will show possible relationships (although two variables might appear to be related, they might not be: those who know most about the variables must make that evaluation). The scatter diagram is one of the "seven tools of quality."

A chart that plots the relationship of one numeric variable to another on a horizontal and vertical axis, and determines the degree of dependency or interdependency.

A diagram showing the joint variation of two variables, and. Each member is represented by a point whose coordinates on ordinary rectangular axes are the values of the variables. A set of observations thus provides points on the diagram and the scatter of the points exhibits the relationship between and.

a graphic representation of the plotting of a dependent variable against an independent variable

a graph of unconnected points of data

a plot of the values of one variable against those of another variable to determine the relationship between them

A graph of the value of one variable against the value of another variable. (p. 24)

A graphic display of data plotted along two dimensions. Scatter diagrams are used to rapidly screen for a relationship between two variables.

A graph in which each dot represents paired values for two continuous variables, with the x-axis representing one variable and the y-axis representing the other; used to display the relationship between the two variables; also called a scattergram.

A graphical representation of a two-variable data set that depicts an approximate straight-line relationship between the points in the data set.

A plot of points where the value of two variables is shown using an X and Y axis (horizontal and vertical). They are used to analyze symptoms and causes and to design solutions. The suspected cause is placed on the horizontal axis when showing a cause and effect relationship.

Measuring relationships between variable so study and identify the possible relationship between the changes observed in two different sets of variables.

A scatter plot used to examine the relationships between variables.

Scatter diagram is used to study possible relationships between two different variables. Even though it depicts a relationship between variables, it does not indicate a cause and effect relationship. Use scatter diagram to determine what happens to one variable when another variable changes value. It is a tool used to visually determine whether a potential relationship exists between an input and an outcome.

(Also called scattergram.) A plot representing corresponding observed values of two variables and as points in Cartesian coordinates. If the two variables are functionally related, the points will be bunched, but if they are not functionally related, the points will be scattered uniformly over the plane. Scatter diagrams are used to explore the influence of one variable upon another, strong relationships being revealed as a concentration around a definite curve.