What does map mean?

Definitions for map
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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)

GCIDE

  1. Map(n.)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

Wiktionary

  1. map(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. map(Noun)

    A function.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. map(Noun)

    A continuous function.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. map(Noun)

    A diagram of components of an item.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. map(Noun)

    The butterfly Araschnia levana.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. map(Noun)

    Someone's face.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. map(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. map(Verb)

    To inform someone of a particular idea.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. map(Verb)

    To act as a function on.

    f maps A to B, mapping uE0006587uE001 to uE0006588uE001.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. map(Verb)

    To act as a continuous function on.

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Map(noun)

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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. map

    In a military and geographical sense, is a plane figure, representing the surface of the earth, or a part thereof, according to the law of the particular kind of projection used; distinguishing the situation of cities, mountains, rivers, roads, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. map

    A visual picture of the area at a specific location on planet earth.

    He did use the online map to reach his destination.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  
  2. map

    To define a process or procedure.

    They had to map out the processes and ensure they were easy, simple and accurate.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of map in a Sentence

  1. Dirk Langer:

    The map-based approach allows you to drive accurately in a controlled environment, where you know that things don't change much.

  2. Suzan LeVine:

    There is a different road map for these banks, and it will almost certainly last longer.

  3. Rick Gorka:

    We have the opportunity because of our fundraising and infrastructure to not only defend the states we carried in 2016, but to extend the map in 2020.

  4. Guy Liany:

    We map all the geographical elements, the paths, the plots, interest points, everything that depicts the outline of the cemetery.

  5. Claudio Semini:

    Compared to other teams in China and the U.S. we have focused a lot on the versatility. So this (HyQ) platform can do many different motions ranging from very fast motions like a run or a jump. But it can also do the more careful navigation on rough terrain where we need to plan really one foothold after the next. And this is important, once we see the 3D map of the environment we can start to understand how to best move through that environment, we don't want to be the fastest or the best climber, but we want to have a machine that can do many of these motions; as in the real world, the machine will need to have many different skills.

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