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map

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noun \ˈmap\

Simple Definition of map

  • : a picture or chart that shows the rivers, mountains, streets, etc., in a particular area

  • : a picture or chart that shows the different parts of something

Full Definition of map

  1. 1 a :  a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area b :  a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

  2. 2 :  something that represents with a clarity suggestive of a map <the Freudian map of the mind — Harold Bloom>

  3. 3 :  the arrangement of genes on a chromosome —called also genetic map

  4. 4 :  function 5a

map·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
all over the map
  1. :  marked by a high degree of variation

on the map
  1. :  in a position of prominence or fame <had put the fledgling university on the map — Lon Tinkle>

Examples of map

  1. a map of the country

  2. different maps of the world

  3. Can you find where we are on the map? Sorry: I'm no good at reading maps.

  4. How do I get to the station? Here, let me draw you a map.

  5. a map of the brain



Origin of map

Medieval Latin mappa, from Latin, napkin, towel


First Known Use: 1527

Rhymes with map


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map

verb

Simple Definition of map

  • : to make a map of (something)

  • : to plan the details of (something)

Full Definition of map

mappedmap·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a map of <map the surface of the moon> b :  to delineate as if on a map <sorrow was mapped on her face> c :  to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map d :  to assign (as a set or element) in a mathematical or exact correspondence <map picture elements to video memory>

  3. 2 :  to plan in detail —often used with out <map out a program>

  4. 3 :  to locate (a gene) on a chromosome

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 of a gene :  to be located

  7. 2 :  to be assigned in a relation or connection <the major problems confronting humankind … do not map well onto the traditional disciplines — P. W. Porter>

map·pa·ble play \ˈma-pə-bəl\ adjective
map·per noun

Examples of map

  1. The coastline was mapped by early explorers.



1586

First Known Use of map

1586


MAP

abbreviation

Definition of MAP

  1. modified American plan




Map

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biographical name \ˈmap\

Definition of Map

  1. Walter ca 1140–ca 1209 Eng. writer






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