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A graphic that allows you to compare and contrast data in a visual format. 


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A chart placed as an object within a worksheet. 


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A chart that occupies its own worksheet. 


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To position data points on a graph. 


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For most charts, the information in a worksheet column. Each is then represented by its own color bar, line, or column. 


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A key that identifies each of the data series in a chart. 


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The horizontal scale of a chart on which categories are plotted. 


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The vertical scale of a chart on which the value of each category is plotted. 


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For most charts, information in a worksheet row. These will be listed along the xaxis. 


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The area defined by the x and y axes. 


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An item that is treated separately from the main document. In the case of a chart, each chart element can be manipulated independently. 


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The total area occupied by a chart. 


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Lines of measurement along the value and category axes. 


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A cell address expressed in relation to the cell containing the formula. For example, rather than naming a specific cell in a formula, a relative cell reference might identify a cell three columns to the left of the cell containing the formula. When such a formula is copied, the relative cell references are adjusted to reflect the new location of the formula cell. 


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A cell address, such as $E$14, referenced in a formula that does not change based on the location of the cell that contains the formula. 


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The parts of a formula that are variable. You select the cell or cells, and Excel calculates the answers based on their values. 


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To use a function as an argument within another function. 


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A feature that speeds up the manual entry of functions. 


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A feature that temporarily performs the following calculations on a range of cells without making you write a formula. For example, SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE. 


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A text note attached to a worksheet cell. 


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A preprogrammed Excel formula for a complex calculation. 


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A value, some text, or an expression that defines the type of cells youâ€™re looking for. 


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A sort of equation (such as B6>25) that returns a value, such as TRUE or FALSE. Excel uses these to identify cells to include in certain formulas, such as IF and SUMIF. 

