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Meaning of MAP

Pronunciation:  map

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  2. [n]  a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
  3. [v]  to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
  4. [v]  explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
  5. [v]  plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"
  6. [v]  make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
  7. [v]  depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
  8. [v]  locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"

MAP is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: correspondence, map out, mapping, represent
 See Also: chart, chart, commute, contour map, contrive, depict, design, explore, function, interpret, locate, mathematical function, permute, picture, plan, plat, plot, project, relief map, render, represent, representation, road map, show, situate, sketch map, transpose, weather chart, weather map



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Map\, 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
    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}.
    2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of
       events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.
             Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. --Shak.
    {Map lichen} (Bot.), a lichen ({Lecidea geographica}.)
       growing on stones in curious maplike figures. --Dr. Prior.
  2. \Map\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
          I am near to the place where they should meet, if
          Pisanio have mapped it truly.            --Shak.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. manufacturing automation protocol.

    2. mathematical analysis without programming.

  2. 1. 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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you see or study a map means that you are being guided and led in a direction that will fulfill your needs and goals. It also indicates a new change in your business which will be followed by temporary disappointments and then stable profits.
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