Definitions for: Map

[n] a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
[n] a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
[v] to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
[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"
[v] plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"
[v] make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
[v] depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
[v] locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

map :: (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b]
map f [] = []
map f (x:xs) = f x : map f xs

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

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