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. There are two general types here:

General diagram shapes
  • 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 buidling 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

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