- A flowchart is a diagrammatic representation that illustrates the sequence of operations to be performed to arrive at the solution.
- A pictorial representation, which uses predefined symbols, to describe either the logic of a computer program (program flowchart), or the data flow and processing step of a system.
- A flowchart is a pictorial form the sequence of steps performed for solving the problem.
In drawing flowchart, certain convention has come into use.
Indicates START or END of the program
Indicates Computational steps (arithmetic operations)
Indicates an operation of reading or writing
Indicates a Decision Point. A test is performed and the program flow continues on each outgoing path conditional to the answer to the test
Connector or joining of two parts of program
Indicates flow of the data