cartogram

a) Generally, a map used to indicate geographically-bound statistical information, typically region-by-region values of a given variable, for example by using different shadings for different ranges of values.

[…] whether, however, two states with these respective ratios do not consequently sufficiently differ […] as to warrant distinction in the cartogram, is open to question.

b) Specifically, a map-like graph where the relative areas of graph regions are proportional not to the relative areas of the land regions they represent, but rather to another quantitative variable, such as population or gross domestic product.

The fifth cartogram illustrates the criminal statistics for the period 1882-91, which are of unusual interest because […]

Syn: area, isodemographic map, value-by-area map

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  • Cartogram — Car to*gram, n. [F. cartogramme.] A map showing geographically, by shades or curves, statistics of various kinds; a statistical map. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartogram — [kärt′ə gram΄] n. [Fr cartogramme: see CARD1 & GRAM] a map giving statistical data by means of lines, dots, shaded areas, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cartogram — Area cartogram of the United States, with each county rescaled in proportion to its population. Colors refer to the results of the 2004 U.S. presidential election popular vote …   Wikipedia

  • cartogram — /kahr teuh gram /, n. a diagrammatic presentation in highly abstracted or simplified form, commonly of statistical data, on a map base or distorted map base. [1885 90; < F cartogramme. See CARTE, O , GRAM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cartogram — Картограмма …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • cartogram — [ kα:təgram] noun a map on which statistical information is shown in diagrammatic form. Origin C19: from Fr. cartogramme, from carte map or card + gramme (from Gk gramma thing written ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • cartogram — car·to·gram …   English syllables

  • cartogram — /ˈkatəgræm/ (say kahtuhgram) noun a diagrammatic presentation in highly abstracted or simplified form, commonly of statistical data, on a map base or distorted map base. {French cartogramme. See card1, gram1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cartogram —   n. map showing statistical information diagrammatically …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cartogram — Stats a diagrammatic map on which statistical information is represented by shading and symbols …   The ultimate business dictionary

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