re·​map | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmap How to pronounce remap (audio) \
remapped; remapping; remaps

Definition of remap

transitive verb

: to map again also : to lay out in a new pattern

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Juno ships with the ability to remap the Super key. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream," 28 Dec. 2018 In recent years, game companies increasingly have added accessibility features, such as letting players remap buttons on controllers to suit their needs. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, "Disabled Gamers Get a New Controller From Microsoft," 17 May 2018 These remap the throttle pedal, steering weight, the gearbox response time, the ride height and suspension damping, as well as altering the thresholds at which the car's traction and stability management software intervenes. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Like a hot hatch on steroids: The Porsche Macan GTS reviewed," 6 Mar. 2018 In Marshfield, Wisc., a coordinated effort by the school district, city and police department has allowed Washington Elementary School to remap its morning. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Schools Target Morning Drop-Off Madness," 20 Sep. 2017 All of this led some Galaxy users to develop workarounds that remap the Bixby button to open other apps, but Samsung has tried to prevent such attempts from working. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Samsung finally lets Galaxy users disable the Bixby button—to an extent," 18 Sep. 2017 There is a special switch in the center-stack to remap the engine-management software. WSJ, "2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: A Drag-Racing Beast, Unleashed," 20 July 2017 Those buttons also remap the steering and alter the transmission's shift strategy, as well as firm up the suspension for more spirited driving. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Buick’s 2018 Regal GS takes aim at the Audi A5," 19 July 2017 In his campaign, Schwarzenegger called for a constitutional amendment that would remap safe districts. Jill Stewart, WIRED, "The New American Idol," 1 Sep. 2004

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First Known Use of remap

1931, in the meaning defined above

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