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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: charte, from Latin charta 'piece of papyrus, document', from Greek chartes

chart

1 noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Geography
chart1 S3 W3 [countable]
1D information that is clearly arranged in the form of a simple picture, set of figures, graph etc, or a piece of paper with this information on it [= diagram]:
a chart showing last year's sales
a weather chart
the theatre's seating chart
2APM

the charts

the lists, which come out weekly, of the most popular records:
Her new single went straight to number one in the pop charts.
Brooks again topped the charts (=was the most popular).
chart hit/success/star etc
the Beatles' first chart hit
3SG a detailed map, especially of an area of the sea or the stars

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