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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)


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

Broader (hypernym)commute, permute, transpose

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