mapping

noun

map·​ping ˈma-piŋ How to pronounce mapping (audio)
1
: the act or process of making a map
2
: function sense 5a
a one-to-one continuous mapping

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other foul-weather gear includes Hill Descent Control and a Snow drive mode, which changes throttle mapping and gear ratios, on the fly. Dan Neil, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 That’s because of a 3D mapping process where the garment is knit more thinly and breathably in areas where women sweat more, such as the lower back and chest. Melissa Mcgibbon, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 Whether the state’s highest law enforcement official finds civil or criminal liability remains to be seen, but some people are now calling for an overhaul of the decennial mapping process. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Oct. 2022 The opera will feature technological tools that include motion capture, augmented reality, production mapping, motion tracking and live video. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 In short, opinions about the nation's largest art, light and projection-mapping festival fell on all ends of the spectrum. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 18 Oct. 2022 While under a prior consent decree, for example, Google was certified as compliant on privacy during a period when two major violations occurred, including it being caught using street-mapping cars to suck down WiFi traffic. Joseph Menn, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2022 While under a prior consent decree, for example, Google was certified as compliant on privacy during a period when two major violations occurred, including it being caught using street-mapping cars to suck down WiFi traffic. Cat Zakrzewski And Joseph Menn, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2022 Identifying the potential consumers for the data products can be done with value-stream mapping (VSM). Prashanth Southekal, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022 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

Dictionary Entries Near mapping

Cite this Entry

“Mapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mapping. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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