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 All of the complexities of producing a vaccine need to be addressed through open worldwide discussions and extensive mapping and modeling of these scenarios. Bruce Y. Lee, The Conversation, "Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – huge production challenges could cause long delays," 24 Aug. 2020 How exactly does this color-mapping technique work? Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google Maps gets “more detailed, colorful map”," 19 Aug. 2020 In recent years, the mapping program's budget has been a couple of a million dollars, and recent severe events have set the agency even farther back. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "113,000 more properties may be at risk of flooding in Indiana than previously thought, report says," 18 Aug. 2020 Though the fire grew slightly, that was because of better mapping, officials said. Emily Fancher,, "Fire crew get a slight handle on raging CZU Complex in San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties," 22 Aug. 2020 From a couple thousand feet up in Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator 2020, real-world mapping data from Bing Maps unfurls from the horizon. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "The Uncanny Escapism of Flight Simulator 2020," 21 Aug. 2020 Almost all of the locations in the GIS mapping inventory have suitable Wi-Fi access. Tracey Birdwell, The Conversation, "Outdoor classes hold promise for in-person learning amid COVID-19," 21 Aug. 2020 The model also fills in some gaps of FEMA mapping, compiling data from regions that have not previously had flood modeling or data. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "113,000 more properties may be at risk of flooding in Indiana than previously thought, report says," 18 Aug. 2020 Konsoer, a native of Michigan, has 12 years of experience in GIS applications at electric and natural gas utilities and will assist SJB with the development of GIS programs to offer utility mapping and related services to small municipalities., "New Orleans, Baton Rouge area People in Business for Aug. 16, 2020," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of mapping

circa 1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mapping was circa 1752

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8 Sep 2020

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“Mapping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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