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