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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

maplike

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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of map

Medieval Latin mappa, from Latin, napkin, towel


First Known Use: 1527


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map

verb

Simple Definition of map

  • : to make a map of (something)

  • : to plan the details of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of map

mapped

mapping

  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>

mappable

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mapper

noun

Examples of map in a sentence

  1. The coastline was mapped by early explorers.



1586

First Known Use of map

1586

Rhymes with map


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





MAP Defined for Kids

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map

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noun \ˈmap\

Definition of map for Students

  1. 1 :  a picture or chart that shows the features of an area <a street map> <a map of Africa>

  2. 2 :  a picture or chart of the sky showing the position of stars and planets



History for map

In the Latin of ancient Rome the word mappa was applied to a rectangular piece of cloth used as a towel, napkin, or small tablecloth. After the fall of the Roman Empire people still employed Latin as a written language, and mappa then seems to have been applied by land surveyors to squares of cloth on which they plotted land holdings. Eventually any representation of part of the earth's surface was called mappa, and this word was borrowed from Latin into English.


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map

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verb

Definition of map for Students

mapped

mapping

  1. 1 :  to make a map of <Astronomers are working to map the heavens.>

  2. 2 :  to plan in detail <…I had not mapped out a scheme for determining the merits of officers… — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>




Medical Dictionary

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map

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noun \ˈmap\

Medical Definition of map

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




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map

verb

Medical Definition of map

mapped

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mapping

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to locate (a gene) on a chromosome <mutants which have been genetically mapped>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. of a gene :  to be located <a repressor maps near the corresponding structural gene>




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