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Lesson 3 excel vocab


function a predefined formula that uses the values in the cell you select to calculate its answer.
argument the parts of a formula that are variable. you select the cell or cells for each argument, and excel calculates the answer based on their value.
nest to use a function an argument within another function.
auto calculate a feature that temporarily performs the following calculations on a range of cells without making you write a formula: AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, or SUM.
comment a text note attached to a worksheet cell.
range name an identification label assigned to a group of cells. also known as defined name.
name box the text box located to the left of the formula bar.
criteria a value, some text,or an expression that defines the type of cells you're looking for.
expression a sort of equation (such as B6>25) that returns a value, such as TRUE or FALSE. excel uses expressions to identify cells to include in certain formulas, such as IF and SUMF.
embedded chart a chart placed as an object within a worksheet.
plot to position data points on a graph.
data series for most charts, a data series is the information in a worksheet column.if you select multiple columns of data for a chart, you'll create multiple data series. each data series is then represented by its own color bar, line, or column.
legend a key that identifies each of the data series in a chart.
x-axis the horizontal scale of a chart on which categories are plotted.
Y-AXIS the vertical scale of a chart on which the value of each category is plotted.
categories a category is information in a worksheet row.
plot area the area defined by the x and y axes.
object an item that is treated separately from the main document. in the case of a chart, each chart element is an object that can be manipulated independently.
tick marks lines of measurements along the value and category axes.
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