1. a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it);
2. (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function);
[syn: function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping]
1. make a map of; show or establish the features of details of;
- Example: "map the surface of Venus"
2. explore or survey for the purpose of making a map;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "map the genes"
4. plan, delineate, or arrange in detail;
- Example: "map one's future"
[syn: map, map out]
5. depict as if on a map;
- Example: "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
6. to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets);
[syn: map, represent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Map \Map\ (m[a^]p), n. [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe.] 1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it. [1913 Webster] Note: There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic, the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See Projection. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map. [1913 Webster] Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Map lichen (Bot.), a lichen (Lecidea geographica.) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Map \Map\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Mapping.] To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business. [1913 Webster] I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
Manufacturing Automation Protocol. 2. Mathematical Analysis without Programming. (1996-12-01)The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
function. 2. In functional programming, the most common higher-order function over lists. Map applies its first argument to each element of its second argument (a list) and returns the list of results. map :: (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b] map f  =  map f (x:xs) = f x : map f xs This can be generalised to types other than lists. (1997-11-05)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
MAP Maintenance Analysis Procedure (IBM)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
MAP Manufacturing Automation Protocol (General Motors)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
MAP Microsoft Academic Program (MS)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
MAP Mobile Application Part (MSC, GSM, mobile-systems)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
175 Moby Thesaurus words for "map": Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, aeronautical chart, alphabet, art, astronomical chart, atlas, azimuthal equidistant projection, azimuthal projection, blueprint, cartographer, cartography, catch a likeness, celestial chart, celestial globe, character, charactering, characterization, characterize, chart, choreography, chorographer, chorography, climatic chart, conic projection, contour line, contour map, conventional representation, countenance, cylindrical projection, dance notation, delineate, delineation, demonstration, depict, depiction, depictment, design, diagram, dial, draft, drama, draw, drawing, exemplification, face, facies, favor, features, figuration, general reference map, globe, gnomonic projection, graph, graphic scale, grid line, hachure, heliographic chart, hieroglyphic, hit off, home on, hydrographic chart, iconography, identify, ideogram, illustration, imagery, imaging, index, isoline, kisser, latitude, lay off, lay out, layer tint, legend, letter, limn, limning, lineaments, logogram, logograph, longitude, map maker, map out, map projection, mapper, mark off, mark out, meridian, mug, mush, musical notation, notate, notation, outline, paint, pan, parallel, phiz, photogrammetrist, photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography, physical map, physiognomy, pick up, pictogram, picture, picturization, picturize, pinpoint, plan, plot, plot out, political map, polyconic projection, portraiture, portray, portrayal, prefigurement, presentment, print, printing, projection, puss, realization, receive, register, relief map, render, rendering, rendition, represent, representation, representative fraction, road map, rub, scale, scan, schema, schematize, score, script, set out, sinusoidal projection, sketch, sketch out, special map, spot, sweep, syllabary, symbol, symbolize, tablature, take a rubbing, terrain map, terrestrial globe, thematic map, topographer, topographic chart, topography, trace, trace out, trace over, tracing, transportation map, trigger, tune in, visage, weather chart, weather map, write, writing