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Noun: map  map
  1. A diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  2. (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    - function, mathematical function, single-valued function, mapping
Verb: map (mapped,mapping)  map
  1. Make a map of; show or establish the features or details of
    "map the surface of Venus"
  2. Explore or survey for the purpose of making a map
    "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
  3. Locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
    "map the genes"
  4. Plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
    "map one's future";
    - map out
  5. Depict as if on a map
    "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
  6. To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
    - represent

Derived forms: mapping, maps, mapped

Type of: commute, contrive, depict, design, explore, interpret, locate, mathematical relation, permute, picture, plan, project, render, represent, representation, show, situate, transpose

Encyclopedia: Map, filter, reduce