A branched diagram depicting a hierarchical structure.

a representation of the different possibilities for outcomes of an experiment; example, if a coin is tossed three times, the tree diagram below represents the possible outcomes (HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT)

A diagram that shows outcomes of an experiment.

a diagram representing a systematic way of determining all possible outcomes in a probability experiment. e.g. if you toss two coins, the possible outcomes are (H,H), (H,T), (T,H) and (T,T)

A schematic way of showing the number of ways a compound event may occur. For example, the tree diagram at the right shows the eight possible ways the tossing of three coins could happen.

A management tool that depicts the hierarchy of tasks and subtasks needed to complete an objective. The finished diagram bears a resemblance to a tree.

an organizer to help you list possible outcomes of an experiment

A diagram used to show the total number of possible outcomes in a probability experiment.

a diagram in which all the possible outcomes of a given event are displayed.

Used in probability to show all of the possible outcomes or combinations of an event.

A tool used to solve probability problems in which there is a series of events. The tree diagram in the margin represents a situation where the first event has 4 possible outcomes and the second event has 2 possible outcomes.

A chart used to break any task, goal, or category into increasingly detailed levels of information. Family trees are the classic example of a tree diagram. In PathMaker, the structure of the tree diagram is identical to that of the cause & effect diagram.

1) A management technique used to analyze a situation in increasing detail. The full range of tasks to be accomplished to achieve a primary goal and supporting subgoal may be illustrated. 2) In the theory of constraints, a diagram relating effects to underlying causes. See: current reality tree, future reality tree.