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  1. map
    IPA[map]
  2. noun

    • 1. a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.:

      a street map expansion of the service sector is reshaping the map of employment
    • 2. a two-dimensional representation of the positions of stars or other astronomical objects.

    • 3. a diagram or collection of data showing the spatial arrangement or distribution of something over an area:

      an electron density map
    • 4. a representation of the sequence of genes on a chromosome or of bases in a DNA or RNA molecule.

    • 5. another term for mapping

    • 6. a person's face.

    verb

    • 1. represent (an area) on a map; make a map of:

      inaccessible parts will be mapped from the air
    • 2. record in detail the spatial distribution of (something):

      the project to map the human genome
    • 3. associate (a group of elements or qualities) with an equivalent group, according to a particular formula or model:

      the transformational rules map deep structures into surface structures
    • 4. associate each element of (a set) with an element of another set.

    • 5. be associated or linked to something:

      it is not obvious that the subprocesses of language will map onto individual brain areas
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: map, plural noun: maps

    • noun

      an operation that associates each element of a given set (the domain) with one or more elements of a second set (the range).
    • abbreviation

      modified American plan.
    • noun

      a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.:

      a two-dimensional representation of the positions of stars or other astronomical objects:

    • verb

      represent (an area) on a map; make a map of:

      record in detail the spatial distribution of (something):

    • noun

      an operation that associates each element of a given set (the domain) with one or more elements of a second set (the range).
    • noun

      a map, especially one designed for motorists, showing the roads of a city, state, or other area.

      a plan or strategy intended to achieve a particular goal:

    • noun

      a map indicating hills and valleys by shading rather than by contour lines alone.

      a map model with elevations and depressions representing hills and valleys, typically on an exaggerated relative scale.

    • noun

      a representation of data in the form of a map or diagram in which data values are represented as colors:

      an image or map representing the varying temperature or infrared radiation recorded over an area or during a period of time:

    • noun

      a record of the DNA sequence of a gene:

      a genome map.

    • noun

      a representation of the phase space of a dynamic system, indicating all possible trajectories.

      the intersection of a Poincaré map representation with a given line, plane, etc.

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