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.

From left to right

From top to bottom

Circular

Waterfall
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

Horizontal timeline

Vertical timeline

Circular timeline

Hierarchical timeline
Tree diagrams[edit]
Tree diagrams with treelike 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

A diagram showing how CUPS works

Controled process chain

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:NassiShneiderman diagram, see Category:NassiShneiderman 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?