map meaning

  • A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, Many maps are static two-dimensional, Although the earliest maps known are of the heavens,
  • NounPLmaps
    1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
      1. Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
    2. A graphical representation of the relationships between objects, components or themes.
      1. Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
    3. (mathematics) A function.
      1. Let be a map from to
    4. The butterfly Araschnia levana.
      1. (Britain, old-fashioned) The face.
        1. And as the eye rested on him, he too filled me with pity and terror, for his map was flushed and his manner distraught. He looked like Jack Dempsey at the conclusion of his first conference with Gene Tunney, the occasion, if you remember, when he forgot to duck.
      2. (board games, computer games) A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.
        1. I don't want to play this map again!
    5. VerbSGmapsPRmappingPT, PPmapped
      1. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
        1. To inform someone of a particular idea.
          1. (mathematics, transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.
            1. maps to , mapping every to .
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • If downy mildews and host plants have indeed cospeciated, then it is expected that the number of lineage divergences in their mapped dated trees show a similar changing pattern over time.
            • And now thousands of funny people with brightly coloured outdoor clothing and maps in plastic mapholders follow in their footsteps, ticking them off.
            • She depicts the mixture of terror and sang-froid as people stay riveted to the TV, watching superplague mark its serpentine course across the map even as they go about their own business.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The "isomorphic" PPTL formulas can be obtained by first an equisatisfiable translation and then an isomorphic mapping.
            • Global warming could wipe some coastal areas off the map.
            • The actress' role in the acclaimed drama finally put her on the map.

        Meaning of map for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "map" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Difficultness: Level 2
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile
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            2. en maple
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            5. fr mappe
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