Map meaning

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The definition of a map is a representation of a particular land or sky area.

An example of map is a large piece of paper with all the roads of a state drawn on it.

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(slang) The human face.
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(genetics) A genetic map.
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Map is defined as to plan out a route.

An example of map is to plan out the roads one will take from Pennsylvania to Ohio.

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(genetics) To locate (a gene or DNA sequence) in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.
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(mathematics) The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
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(1) A set of data that has a corresponding relationship to another set of data.
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(genetics) A graphic representation of the relative locations of various genes on a chromosome or plasmid.
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Modified American plan.
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Any maplike representation or delineation.
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To make a map or maps of; represent or chart on or as on a map.
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To survey or explore for the purpose of making a map.
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(person) 1140?-1209?; Welsh poet & satirist.
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To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.
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A local area network (LAN) protocol developed by General Motors (GM) in the early 1980s for the interconnection of computers and programmable machine tools in factory or assembly line operations, MAP is based on Token Bus (IEEE 802.4) running at 1, 5, 10, and 20 Mbps. MAP sometimes is referred to as Manufacturing Automation Protocol/Technical and Office Protocol (MAP/TOP). See also 802.4, LAN, and Token Bus.
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(mathematics) A function.

The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always maps.

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A diagram of components of an item.
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(UK, old-fashioned) Someone's face.
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To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
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(mathematics) To act as a function on.

F maps A to B, mapping to .

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(travel) Modified American plan, a hotel rate that included accommodation, breakfast and dinner, but not lunch.
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A drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
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To explore or make a survey of (a region) for the purpose of making a map.
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To plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange.

Mapping out her future.

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(mathematics) To establish a mapping of (an element or a set).
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A similar representation of part of the sky, showing the relative position of the stars, planets, etc.
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(slang) The face.
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To arrange or plan in detail.

To map out a project.

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(math.) To transform, as by a mapping.
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A genetic map.
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A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface.
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A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
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(topology) A continuous function.
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The butterfly Araschnia levana.
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(board games, computer games) A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.

"I don't want to play this map again!"

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To inform someone of a particular idea.
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(topology) To act as a continuous function on.

The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always mappings.

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all over the map
  • In, from, or to a variety of places; ubiquitously.
  • Showing great variety; varied or diverse:
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put on the map
  • To make well-known, prominent, or famous.
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wipe off the map
  • To destroy completely; annihilate.
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put on the map
  • to make well known
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wipe off the map
  • to put out of existence
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

wipe off the map
wipe off the map

Origin of map

  • From Middle English mapemounde from Old French mapemond from Medieval Latin mappa (mundī) map (of the world) from Latin napkin, cloth (on which maps were drawn) perhaps of Punic origin npy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of Middle English mapemounde (“world map"), Old French mapamonde, from Medieval Latin mappa mundÄ«, compound of Latin mappa (“napkin, cloth") and mundus (“world"), mappa borrowed from Phoenician (compare Talmudic Hebrew מפה (maffa), contraction of [script?] (menafa, “fluttering banner")).

    From Wiktionary