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Dictionary Definition

map

Noun

1 a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
2 a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set [syn: mapping, correspondence]

Verb

1 make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
2 explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
3 locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"
4 plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future" [syn: map out]
5 depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
6 to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) [syn: represent] [also: mapping, mapped]mapping

Noun

1 a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set [syn: map, correspondence]
2 (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome [syn: chromosome mapping]mapping See map

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The process of making maps.
  2. A function that maps every element of a given set to a unique element of another set; a correspondence.
  3. The process of locating genes on a chromosome.

Translations

process of making maps
function that maps every element of a given set to a unique element of another set
  • Croatian: preslikavanje
  • Czech: zobrazení (any function)
  • Dutch: afbeelding
  • Finnish: kuvaus
process of locating genes on a chromosome

Verb

mapping
  1. present participle of map

Extensive Definition

Mapping may refer to:
  • Cartography, mapmaking
    • Surveying, accurately determining the position of points in 3-D space
    • Photogrammetry, inferring 3-D information from stereo photographs
  • Metaphor, cross mapping across two or more seemingly unrelated subjects
    • Conceptual metaphor, in cognitive linguistics, understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another conceptual domain
    • Analogy, inference from a particular to another particular
  • Gene mapping, the assignment of DNA fragments to chromosomes
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mapping in German: Mapping
mapping in French: Mapping
mapping in Korean: 매핑
mapping in Hebrew: מיפוי
mapping in Japanese: マッピング
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