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

Examples of remap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The PowerToys tool has some other nifty features, including the ability to remap keyboard shortcuts. David Goldman, CNN, "Microsoft Windows is getting an Apple-like upgrade," 20 May 2020 Boost from the two stock turbochargers is up from 11.0 psi to about 15.0 psi, and Pathak remaps the fuel and spark curves. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "Modified 2020 Lamborghini Urus Is the Quickest SUV We've Ever Tested," 19 Mar. 2020 As an illustration of how interconnected all these various subsystems are, consider the following: switching among Eco, Normal, and Sport modes remaps the throttle, changes the transmission shift points, and can even tighten the steering. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2019 Jetta review: A quintessentially American Volkswagen," 4 Oct. 2018 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

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Remap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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