In this article Flowchart in C we give the information about Flowchart is the graphical or pictorial representation of an algorithm.

Flowchart in C

Flowchart: Definition, Symbols and Meaning  

Define flowchart: – “Flowchart is the graphical or pictorial representation of an algorithm.”

Symbols of Flowchart:-

  • To represent the program graphically, we have to use some symbols. These symbols have been provided to us. These are called flow chart symbols.
  • Each symbol in a flow chart has a meaning. Which can be easily understood by the viewer of the flow chart. Below are the flow chart symbols.

Symbol and Meaning:

Name of Symbol  Symbol




oval This symbol is called the oval symbol. And also called terminal symbol. It is used to start and end a flowchart.
 Processing Rectangle This symbol is called processing symbol. Which is used for processing.
 Input/ Output parallelogram This symbol is called parallelogram symbol. This symbol is used to represent input and output.
 Decision diamond It is called diamond symbol. Which are used to represent decision making statements.
 Arrow (Flow) arrow This is called the arrow symbol. Which arrow symbol is used to show the flow of the program.
 Connector Connector Connector is used to connect different parts of a flowchart. Normally, it is used when the flowchart is divided into several pages. A number or alphabetic character is written inside a circle. A second circle (circle), in which the same number or alphabetic character is written, both representing the same place (dot) or they are added together.
Loop Symbol (Hexagon) Loop Symbol

A hexagon shaped flowchart symbol is used to show the while, do-while and for loop and the symbol is present three ways such as initial condition, The increment and the terminating condition.

Advantages of flowchart:-

  1. With the help of this, we can know an error quickly. and you can improve it.
  2. With the help of flowchart, we can easily understand programming. Because Symbols are used in it.
  3. It is very easy for communication.
  4. Flowchart is a good tool for designing a new system.

Disadvantages of flowchart:-

  1. It takes more time to use it.
  2. Some flowcharts are such that we have to use many arrows to make them. Which is a bit difficult to understand.
  3. If we have to make some changes in the flowchart, then we have to make the complete flowchart again.

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