A Venn diagram is a simple way to represent the relationships between groups of things with a clear, visual display.
In a Venn diagram, large circles represent groups of things with a shared attribute. Areas where these circles overlap represent individuals that belong equally to both groups. For example, a Venn diagram with one circle representing things made with yeast and another representing alcoholic beverages would have an overlapping zone where you could find both beer and wine.
Circles in a Venn diagram can overlap partially, overlap completely, or even be totally separate — letting the viewer see the relationship between the groups at a glance.
Venn diagrams have many uses:
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