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

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Mapping the city’s water and sewer lines is necessary because a significant portion of the city’s pipes are more than 50 years old, when mapping was less precise. Larry Barszewski,, "Costs rising as Fort Lauderdale tries to dam its water crisis," 22 Aug. 2019 Sís also loves maps and, what is not quite the same thing, mapping: the activity that produces the artifact. Mark Feeney,, "Eric Carle Museum explores the enchanted world of children’s book master Peter Sís," 22 Aug. 2019 Zimov first came to Cherskiy in the 1970s as a college student to help with mapping on an expedition. Katie Orlinsky, National Geographic, "Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.," 16 Aug. 2019 Heartland Defenders say the bulk of their training tends to embrace survival topics including food storage and preparation, medical instruction, mapping classes and outdoors skills. Brian Albrecht,, "Heartland Defenders: Preserve the Constitution, prepare for the worst," 11 Aug. 2019 There’s no sense in which there’s a one-to-one mapping between a place in the brain and a place in the world. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Is GPS really ruining our brains?," 24 July 2019 Amazon’s mapping and simulation technology is not just a research tool. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "How Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots," 14 June 2019 Last year, the Foundation for Jewish Heritage unveiled a groundbreaking mapping project that cataloged 3,348 existing buildings that either used to function or still function as a synagogue. Cnaan Liphshiz,, "Former 19th century synagogue in Belarus selling as warehouse for $6,000," 15 Aug. 2019 Instead, the interns are spending this summer immersed in everything from tackling high-tech mapping projects to taking an inventory of the village’s 18,000 parkway trees. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Wilmette summer interns tackle high-tech projects, save village money," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of mapping

circa 1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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