"map" in the noun sense
a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
2. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping
mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
"map" in the verb sense
make a map of show or establish the features of details of
"map the surface of Venus"
explore or survey for the purpose of making a map
"We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
"map the genes"
4. map, map out
plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
"map one's future"
depict as if on a map
"sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
6. map, represent
to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
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