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English noun: map

1. map (artifact) a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)chart, choropleth map, contour map, plat, relief map, road map, sketch map, weather chart, weather map

2. map (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)


Synonymsfunction, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function


Broader (hypernym)mathematical relation


Narrower (hyponym)circular function, expansion, exponential, exponential function, inverse function, isometry, Kronecker delta, metric, metric function, multinomial, operator, polynomial, threshold function, transformation, trigonometric function


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


English verb: map

1. map (creation) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of


SamplesMap the surface of Venus.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)chart, plat, plot


Verb groupmap

2. map (cognition) explore or survey for the purpose of making a map


SamplesWe haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)explore

3. map (stative) locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences


SamplesMap the genes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)locate, situate

4. map (creation) plan, delineate, or arrange in detail


SamplesMap one's future.


ExamplesDid he map his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsmap out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contrive, design, plan, project

5. map (creation) depict as if on a map


SamplesSorrow was mapped on the mother's face.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depict, picture, render, show


Verb groupmap

6. map (change) to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)


Synonymsrepresent


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)commute, permute, transpose









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