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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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