Definition of chart noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃɑːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːrt//
    Listening to music
    jump to other results
  1. 1  [countable] a page or sheet of information in the form of diagrams, lists of figures, etc. a weather chart a sales chart (= showing the level of a company’s sales) Language BankillustrateReferring to a chart, graph or table This bar chart illustrates how many journeys people made on public transport over a three-month period. This table compares bus, train, and taxi use between April and June. The results are shown in the chart below. In this pie chart, the survey results are broken down by age. This pie chart breaks down the survey results by age. As can be seen from these results, younger people use buses more than older people. According to these figures, bus travel accounts for 60% of public transport use. From the data in the above graph, it is apparent that buses are the most widely used form of public transport. see also bar chart, flow chart, pie chart
  2. 2[countable] a detailed map of the sea a naval chart
  3. 3the charts [plural] (especially British English) a list, produced each week, of the songs or albums that have sold the most copies or been downloaded or listened to via streaming (2) the most frequently The album went straight into the charts at number 1. to top the charts (= to be the song or album that has sold more copies than all the others) a chart hit See related entries: Listening to music
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French charte, from Latin charta ‘paper, papyrus leaf’ from Greek khartēs.Extra examples His latest single hit the charts last week. Is that song still in the charts? The islands were not marked on their chart. The percentage of graduates is shown on the chart. The song topped the charts for three weeks. The wealth to be found in this town is off the charts. Their single went straight into the charts at number one. a bar chart showing how sales have increased the information given in the chart A chart on the wall showed sales figures for the previous year. Profits have fallen below 5% (see chart). The Greek astronomer Hipparcos drew the first accurate star chart. The maritime museum contains charts dating back to the 15th century. The results are set out in the chart. There are no charts available for this part of the ocean. There was a full length wall chart above his desk.Idioms (informal, especially North American English) extremely high in level World demand for the product is off the charts. Enthusiasm for the project soared off the charts.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chart