map meaning

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  • A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.
  • Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate (or approximately accurate) representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional.
  • Although the earliest maps known are of the heavens, geographic maps of territory have a very long tradition and exist from ancient times.

    Definition of map in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmaps
    1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
      1. Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
    2. A graphical representation of the relationships between objects, components or themes.
      1. Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
    3. (mathematics) A function.
      1. Let be a map from to
    4. The butterfly Araschnia levana.
      1. (Britain, old-fashioned) The face.
        1. And as the eye rested on him, he too filled me with pity and terror, for his map was flushed and his manner distraught. He looked like Jack Dempsey at the conclusion of his first conference with Gene Tunney, the occasion, if you remember, when he forgot to duck.
      2. (board games, computer games) A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.
        1. I don't want to play this map again!
    5. VerbSGmapsPRmappingPT, PPmapped
      1. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
        1. To inform someone of a particular idea.
          1. (mathematics, transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.
            1. maps to , mapping every to .
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Direct assessment of intrarenal vasoreactivity may, therefore, better reflect intrarenal pathophysiological features than systemic changes in MAP or PP.
            • We show that despite the absence of a spectral gap for all and despite nonsummable correlations for , the map is continuously differentiable for for sufficiently large..
            • The pirates buried their seizings and marked the map with an X.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Global warming could wipe some coastal areas off the map.
            • The actress' role in the acclaimed drama finally put her on the map.
            • The "isomorphic" PPTL formulas can be obtained by first an equisatisfiable translation and then an isomorphic mapping.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            2. en maple
            3. en mapped
            4. en mapping
            5. fr mappe
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of map for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "map" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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