What is map?

  • (verb): To establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets).
    Synonyms: represent
    See also — Additional definitions below


A map is a visual representation of an area – a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes.

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Some articles on map:

Off The Map (travelogue)
... Off the Map is a travelogue written by Hibikina Chickena and Kika Kat ... of the anarchist travel story, Off the Map is narrated by two young women as they discard their maps, fears, and anything resembling a plan, and set off on the winds of the world ...
Facilities For 15 KV AC Railway Electrification in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
... Map of all coordinates from Google Map of first 200 coordinates from Bing Export all coordinates as KML Export all coordinates as GeoRSS Map of all microformatted coordinates Place data as RDF Germany ...
Splitting Lemma - Non-abelian Groups - Counterexample
... Let q and r denote the inclusion map and the sign map respectively, so that is a short exact sequence ... But every permutation is a product of two-cycles, so t is the trivial map, whence tq A → A is the trivial map, not the identity ...
Types of Maps
... Reference map Thematic map Topographic map. ...
Université-de-Montréal (Montreal Metro) - Connecting Bus Routes
... Société de transport de Montréal Route Service Times Map Schedule 51 Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit All-day Map Schedule 119 Rockland All-day Map Schedule 368 Mont-Royal ...

More definitions of "map":

  • (noun): A diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it).
  • (verb): Explore or survey for the purpose of making a map.
    Example: "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
  • (verb): Make a map of; show or establish the features of details of.
    Example: "Map the surface of Venus"
  • (verb): Locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences.
    Example: "Map the genes"
  • (verb): Depict as if on a map.
    Example: "Sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
  • (verb): Plan, delineate, or arrange in detail.
    Example: "Map one's future"
    Synonyms: map out
  • (noun): A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set.
    Synonyms: mapping, correspondence

Famous quotes containing the word map:

    You can always tell a Midwestern couple in Europe because they will be standing in the middle of a busy intersection looking at a wind-blown map and arguing over which way is west. European cities, with their wandering streets and undisciplined alleys, drive Midwesterners practically insane.
    Bill Bryson (b. 1951)

    Unless, governor, teacher inspector, visitor,
    This map becomes their window and these windows
    That open on their lives like crouching tombs
    Break, O break open,
    Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

    In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas ... a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)