a visual representation of data or information. Short for 'information graphic'.

Source (Macmillan Dictionary) http://www.macmillandictionary.com/open-dictionary/entries/infographic.htm

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.

Source (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_graphics

Infographic sourced from Cool Infographics

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