What does MAP mean?

Definitions for MAPmæp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word MAP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. map(noun)

    a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)

  2. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(verb)

    (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)

  3. map(verb)

    make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

    "map the surface of Venus"

  4. map(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"

  5. map(verb)

    locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences

    "map the genes"

  6. map, map out(verb)

    plan, delineate, or arrange in detail

    "map one's future"

  7. map(verb)

    depict as if on a map

    "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

  8. map, represent(verb)

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)


  1. Map(n.)

    A graphical representation of anything showing the relative arrangement of its parts in a maplike form.

  2. Map(n.)

    (Mathematics) A relation between two sets in which an element of one set is associated with each element of the other set. Also called a mapping, transformation, or correspondence.

  3. Map(v. t.)

    (Mathematics) To create a mapping between two sets; see map, n.. Also, to create any list of corresponding elements of two sets of things; as, to map the symbols of an ancient language into a modern phonetic alphabet.


  1. map(Noun)

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

  2. map(Noun)

    A function.

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

  3. map(Noun)

    A continuous function.

  4. map(Noun)

    A diagram of components of an item.

  5. map(Noun)

    The butterfly Araschnia levana.

  6. map(Noun)

    Someone's face.

  7. map(Verb)

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

  8. map(Verb)

    To inform someone of a particular idea.

  9. map(Verb)

    To act as a function on.

    f maps A to B, mapping uE0006587uE001 to uE0006588uE001.

  10. map(Verb)

    To act as a continuous function on.

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

  11. Origin: Shortening of mapemounde 'world map', mapemonde, from mappa mundi, compound of mappa 'napkin, cloth' and mundus 'world', mappa borrowed from (compare Talmudic Hebrew maffa, contraction of menafa 'fluttering banner'). More at mundane.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Map(noun)

    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. Map(noun)

    anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map

  3. Map(verb)

    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

  4. Origin: [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe.]


  1. Map

    A map is a visual representation of an area – a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes. Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale; e.g. brain mapping, DNA mapping and extraterrestrial mapping.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Map

    map, n. a representation of the surface of the earth, or of part of it on a plane surface: a similar drawing of the stars in the sky.—v.t. to draw in the form of a map, as the figure of any portion of land: to describe clearly:—pr.p. map′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. mapped.—ns. Map′-meas′urer, an instrument for measuring distances other than in straight lines on a map; Map′-mount′er, one who mounts maps, or backs them with canvas and fixes them on rollers, &c.; Map′pery (Shak.), the art of planning and designing maps; Map′pist.—Map out, to mark down the chief points clearly. [L. mappa, a napkin, a painted cloth, orig. Punic.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. map

    A graphic representation, usually on a plane surface and at an established scale, of natural or artificial features on the surface of a part or the whole of the Earth or other planetary body. The features are positioned relative to a coordinate reference system. See also chart index; chart series; chart sheet; large-scale map; map chart; map index; map series; map sheet; medium-scale map; situation map; small-scale map; tactical map; topographic map.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2594

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2921

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Nouns Frequency: #824

Anagrams for MAP »

  1. amp, AMP, APM, MPA, pam, Pam, PAM

  2. MPA

  3. amp, AMP

  4. pam, Pam, PAM

  5. APM


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred Korzybski:

    The map is not the territory.

  2. Ben Stein:

    Somewhere there is a map of how it can be done.

  3. Matt Gorman:

    We’re going to expand the map into Trump country.

  4. Steve Maraboli:

    Decide what you want, create a map, and get your ass out there!"

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Life’s a journey for everybody but somebody has stolen my map.

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