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Map Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a diagrammatic representation of the earth''s surface (or part of it)
  • a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
  • to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  • explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven''t even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
  • make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
  • depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother''s face"
  • plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one''s future"
  • locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it) ,
  • a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set

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Map Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A map is an image of an area, usually of the Earth or part of the Earth. A map is different from an aerial photograph because it includes interpretation.

The word "map" can also be used to talk about a chart or drawing that shows relationships between ideas, people, events, or anything else you can think about. This is why web developers call a list of web pages on a web site a site map.

People who make maps are cartographers.

Many maps today are made using GIS computer systems. These are database systems that are organized by location instead of named records.



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'Map' example sentence in quotations


* Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* If we don't want to see the map of Central America covered in a sea of red, eventually lapping at our own borders, we must act now. - Ronald Reagan


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Map Sample Sentences in News


  • The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times
    When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 went down over Ukraine in July, the graphics team at The New York Times sprang into action. Because of the ongoing conflict on the ground, they already had lots of maps of the area. But they wanted to show more than just the crash site. The post The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times appeared first on WIRE Read more on this news related to 'Map'
  • Map-reading, the quickest route to a bust up in the car: Almost half of holidaymakers admit rowing over directions
    Researchers for a travel firm found younger couples are the most likely to argue, with some putting the increase down to increasing reliance on GPS in phones. Read more on this news related to 'Map'
  • More than a Map - Ari Goldkind's "epic" transit plan transforms race for mayor
    TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Ari Goldkind's More than a Map video which highlights his transformative vision for transit in this city has been viewed 10,000 times in 24 hours.  Goldkind has received an outpouring of support and interest in his More than a Map plan. "Torontonians are hungry for a comprehensive transit plan that deals with both our prese Read more on this news related to 'Map'

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