map·​ping ˈma-piŋ How to pronounce mapping (audio)
: the act or process of making a map
: function sense 5a
a one-to-one continuous mapping

Examples of mapping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rural areas can often feature narrow lanes lined with tree branches or other environmental debris that can make mapping roads more challenging. Popular Science, 15 Feb. 2024 Try Empathy Mapping One unique but effective way to test UX is empathy mapping. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 One way to get the balance right is for a company to do a stakeholder mapping before venturing into the public debate. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 By mapping reddened, dimmed stars, scientists can trace an outline of the dust and therefore the gas. Ann Finkbeiner, Scientific American, 16 Jan. 2024 Aerial laser sensing bypasses the forest’s density—which complicates and lengthens mapping by expedition—to create more accurate maps in a fraction of the time. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Jan. 2024 Council members cannot receive or solicit campaign donations or hold fundraisers during the yearlong mapping process, according to the Baltimore County Charter. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 2 Jan. 2024 On the positive side, those apps are mostly comprehensive (outside of the lack of a mapping app, as mentioned). Brandon Widder, The Verge, 16 Dec. 2023 Additional customizations to things like control mappings and force feedback levels can be made via the VelocityOne Race Tuner companion app, which is available for Xbox, PC, iOS, and Android devices. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 16 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mapping was circa 1752

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Cite this Entry

“Mapping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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