A diagram showing the distribution of a non-continuous variable (e.g. social
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class) in which the height of the column (bar) above each value is proportional to the relative frequency of observations in that category of the variable. For example, the figure shows the frequency with which words of various lengths appear in the first sentence of this entry (with 'e.g.' counting as a two-letter word). Cf. Piechart.
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