General diagram types

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See also: Specific diagram types

General diagram types are diagrams with specific shapes and methodology present with multiple specific types in multiple fields of application.

Block diagram Cycle diagram Cluster diagram Ladder diagram Network diagram
Round diagram Spiral diagram Timeline Tree diagram Triangular diagram
General diagram shapes

There are two general types here:

  • General diagram shapes with a typical basic shape, and
  • General concept diagram with a typical basic concept

This is not a general accepted classification of diagrams. It is made here to give an impression of the types of diagrams in the Wikimedia Commons at present.

General diagram shapes[edit]

Basic or general diagrams shapes here are diagrams with a typical basic shape.

Overview of diagrams constructed in some type of general shape

Block diagram[edit]

A block diagram is a diagram, in which the principal parts or functions are represented by blocks connected by lines, that show the relationships of the blocks. See also Category:Block diagrams.

Cycle diagrams[edit]

Diagrams representing a cycle. See Category:Cycle diagrams

Cluster diagrams[edit]

Cluster diagrams represents some kind of cluster. See also Category:Cluster diagrams

Ladder diagrams[edit]

Diagrams in some shapes of a ladder, with two or more spots. See Category:Ladder diagrams

Network diagrams[edit]

A network diagram is any diagram representing a network and or a diagram with building blocks in the shape of a network. See also Category:Network diagrams

Round diagrams[edit]

Diagrams in a round shape. See Category:Round diagrams

Spiral diagrams[edit]

Diagrams representing a spiral shape. See Category:Spiral diagrams

Timeline diagrams[edit]

A timeline is a graphical representation of a chronological sequence of events, also referred to as a chronology. See also Category:Timelines

Tree diagrams[edit]

Tree diagrams with tree-like shapes. See also Category:Tree diagrams

Triangular diagrams[edit]

Diagrams in a triangular shape. See Category:Triangular diagrams

General concept diagrams[edit]

Basic or general diagrams with a typical basic concept, present in multple fields of application.

Overview of the types of diagrams, representing a general concept

Activity diagram[edit]

Activity diagrams show a sequence of activities. See also Category:Activity diagrams

Comparison diagram[edit]

Diagrams that compare objects between themselves, for example to show the largest planes or buildings. See Category:Comparison diagrams

Decision diagrams[edit]

See Category:Decision diagrams

Explanatory diagrams[edit]

See Category:Explanatory diagrams

Flow diagrams[edit]

A flow diagram is a general type of diagram, that shows a sequence of activities and or decisions. See also Category:Flow diagrams

See also

Phase diagrams[edit]

See Category:Phase diagrams

Process diagrams[edit]

See Category:Process diagrams

State diagrams[edit]

See Category:State diagrams

Timing diagrams[edit]

See Category:Timing diagrams


  • Abstract versus illustrated diagrams
  • Spatial versus non spatial diagrams
  • Statical versus dynamical diagrams
  • is precedence diagram means flow diagram?

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