mapping

noun
map·​ping | \ ˈma-piŋ How to pronounce mapping (audio) \

Definition of mapping

1 : the act or process of making a map
2 : function sense 5a a one-to-one continuous mapping

Examples of mapping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mapping system should have been fixed years ago, according to Rosenworcel, who in January was named the commission's acting chairwoman by Biden. Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2021 While the company has become a leading resource to empower seniors and those with disabilities to see the world since its founding in 2018, the site's new accessibility mapping system (AMS) aims to take that a major step forward. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2021 The mapping of vital gas facilities called for by Senate Bill 3 doesn’t have to be done until Jan. 1. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 30 May 2021 Users can also customize the look of the oceans, either sticking to instructions inspired by bathymetric mapping of the ocean floor, or placing them in their own unique patterns, said the company. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 The political winners and losers will become clearer after the next round of data is released and the mapping of new district lines begins. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2021 The detailed mapping of the Carver cases isn't repeatable for every cluster, but epidemiologists believe this event will better prepare the state. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 20 Mar. 2021 For Purvine, the mathematical exploration of higher-order interactions is like the mapping of new dimensions. Quanta Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 Their job is to improve the mapping of this portion of the world, which Doc remembers people doing with theodolites, on foot. Christopher Tayler, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of mapping

circa 1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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map projection

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9 Sep 2021

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“Mapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mapping. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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