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# scatter diagram

A graph on which observations are plotted on the y-axis for events on the x-axis. For example, the wages incurred (y-axis) for each level of activity (x-axis) would produce a scatter graph from which a relationship can be established between the two variables, say by linear regression, as an aid to predicting cost behaviour

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