1. [ noun ] (geography) a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
Related terms: representation chart sketch_map sketch_map road_map plat weather_map contour_map
2. [ verb ] (geography) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

: "map the surface of Venus"

Related terms: represent chart plat plotter
3. [ verb ] explore or survey for the purpose of making a map

"We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"

Related terms: explore
4. [ verb ] locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences

"map the genes"

Related terms: situate mapping
5. [ verb ] depict as if on a map

"sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

Related terms: picture
6. [ verb ] plan, delineate, or arrange in detail
Synonyms: map_out

"map one's future"

Related terms: plan
7. [ verb ] (mathematics) to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
Synonyms: represent
Related terms: permute mapping
8. [ noun ] (mathematics) a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
Synonyms: correspondence mapping
Related terms: function isometry
Similar spelling:   Mapp