# General diagram types

*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*

UML Class diagram

*UML Object diagram**UML Package diagram*

### 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*

Neural network diagram

### 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

Complex flow diagram

- See also

- w:Cash flow diagram
- w:Data flow diagram
- Flowchart
- w:Fundamental diagram of traffic flow
- w:Information flow diagram
- w:Nassi-Shneiderman diagram, see Category:Nassi-Shneiderman diagrams
- w:Process Flow diagram
- w:Sankey diagram
- w:State diagram

### Phase diagrams[edit]

### Process diagrams[edit]

### State diagrams[edit]

### Timing diagrams[edit]

### Contrasts[edit]

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