map
Pronunciation Noun

map (plural maps)

  1. A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
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      Anna, it is a map.
  2. A graphical representation of the relationships between objects, components or themes.
  3. (mathematics) A function.
    Let f be a map from \mathbb{R} to \mathbb{R}
  4. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Araschnia (especially, Araschnia levana) and Cyrestis, having map-like markings on the wings.
  5. (UK, old-fashioned) The face.
  6. (board games, video games) An imaginary or fictional area, often predefined and confined, where a game or a session thereof takes place.
    I don't want to play this map again!
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

map (maps, present participle mapping; past and past participle mapped)

  1. To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
  2. To inform someone of a particular idea.
  3. (mathematics, transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.
    f maps A to B, mapping every a\in A to f(a)\in B.
  4. (transitive, followed by a "to" phrase) To have a direct relationship; to correspond.
Translations Translations
MAP
Noun

map (plural maps)

  1. (travel) Initialism of modified American plan#English|modified American plan, a hotel rate that included accommodation, breakfast and dinner, but not lunch.
  2. (neurology) Initialism of microtubule#English|microtubule-associated#English|associated protein#English|protein.
  3. (sexuality) Initialism of minor#English|minor attracted#English|attracted person#English|person, often used about a paedophile, hebephile or ephebophile, but can apply to anyone finding minors attractive.
  4. (medicine) Initialism of mean arterial pressure}.
Synonyms Noun

map (uncountable)

  1. Acronym of methyl-acetylene propadiene
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