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  • cause and effect diagram — ➔ diagram * * * cause and effect diagram UK US noun [C] (also fishbone diagram, also Ishikawa diagram) ► PRODUCTION a diagram that is used when designing or changing the design of products to examine the causes of something, often something that… …   Financial and business terms

  • Cause and effect — refers to the philosophical concept of causality. It can also refer to:* Cause and effect diagram, or Ishikawa diagram, a diagram that shows the causes of a certain event * Cause and Effect (band), an American electronica/synthpop band * Cause… …   Wikipedia

  • cause-effect diagram — fish bone diagram; Ishikawa diagram A diagram that, by working back from a given problem, is used to identify the main categories of possible causes of the problem and then to generate detailed lists of specific possible causes. Attributed to… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • diagram — di‧a‧gram [ˈdaɪəgræm] noun [countable] a drawing or plan that shows where something is, what it looks like, or how it works: • See the attached diagram for details on current market projections. • a diagram of the electrical system ˈblock… …   Financial and business terms

  • effect — ▪ I. effect ef‧fect 1 [ɪˈfekt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the way in which an action, event, or person changes someone or something: • Inflation is having a disastrous effect on the economy. demonˈstration efˌfect [singular] …   Financial and business terms

  • Diagram — Further information: Chart Sample flowchart representing the decision process to add a new article to Wikipedia. A diagram is a two dimensional geometric symbolic representation of information according to some visualization technique. Sometimes …   Wikipedia

  • Cause Mapping — is a problem solving method that draws out, visually, the multiple chains of interconnecting causes that lead to an incident. The method, which breaks problems down specific cause and effect relationships, can be applied to a variety of problems… …   Wikipedia

  • Ishikawa diagram — The Ishikawa diagram (or fishbone diagram or also cause and effect diagram ) are diagrams, that shows the causes of a certain event. A common use of the Ishikawa diagram is in product design, to identify desirable factors leading to an overall… …   Wikipedia

  • fishbone diagram — ➔ diagram * * * fishbone diagram UK US noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS a diagram that is used to examine the causes of something, especially of a problem , that has the shape of a fish s skeleton → See also CAUSE AND EFFECT DIAGRAM(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • Ishikawa diagram — ➔ diagram * * * Ishikawa diagram UK US noun [C] ► GRAPHS & CHARTS CAUSE AND EFFECT DIAGRAM(Cf. ↑cause and effect diagram) …   Financial and business terms

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