Definition of Map

1. Noun. A diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it).




2. Verb. Make a map of; show or establish the features of details of. "Map the surface of Venus"
Specialized synonyms: Chart, Plat, Plot
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Derivative terms: Mapper

3. Noun. (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).

4. Verb. Explore or survey for the purpose of making a map. "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
Generic synonyms: Explore

5. Verb. Locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences. "Map the genes"
Generic synonyms: Locate, Situate
Derivative terms: Mapping

6. Verb. Plan, delineate, or arrange in detail. "Did he map his major works over a short period of time?"; "Map one's future"
Exact synonyms: Map Out
Generic synonyms: Contrive, Design, Plan, Project

7. Verb. Depict as if on a map. "Sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
Generic synonyms: Depict, Picture, Render, Show

8. Verb. To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).
Exact synonyms: Represent
Generic synonyms: Commute, Permute, Transpose
Derivative terms: Mapping

Definition of Map

1. n. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.

2. v. t. To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.

Definition of Map

1. Initialism. (context: travel) modified American plan, a hotel rate that included accommodation, breakfast and dinner, but not lunch. ¹

2. Noun. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) A function. ¹

4. Noun. (topology) A continuous function. ¹

5. Noun. A diagram of components of an item. ¹

6. Noun. The butterfly ''Araschnia levana''. ¹

7. Noun. (UK old-fashioned) Someone's face. ¹

8. Verb. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography. ¹

9. Verb. To inform someone of a particular idea. ¹

10. Verb. (mathematics transitive) To act as a function on. ¹

11. Verb. (topology transitive) To act as a continuous function on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Map

1. to delineate on a map (a representation of a region) [v MAPPED, MAPPING, MAPS]

Medical Definition of Map

1. 1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it. There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic, the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See Projection. 2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map. "Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. " (Shak) Map lichen, a lichen (Lecidea geographica) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. Origin: From F. Mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. Mappa napkin, signal cloth; a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Map

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map (current term)
map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy
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