Re: Graph (was: what are keys and surrogates?)

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:57:16 GMT
Message-ID: <0TJij.7003$s67.2715_at_trndny05>

"mAsterdam" <> wrote in message news:478b3386$0$85779

> >> In dutch 'grafiek' is a 'plot' (or 'chart'), and
> >> 'graph' (another word) is a 'collection of edges and nodes'
> >> - maybe it boils down to a homonym problem in english?

There is a word "graphic" in English. It's an adjective. Like all adjectives in English it can be used as if it were a noun. However, usage among English speakers is fairly sloppy. "Graph" tends to be used for both purposes.

These days, among sloppy speakers, there is a single word that is used to suspend an argument without any resolution: "whatever". Received on Mon Jan 14 2008 - 14:57:16 CET

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