Origin of mapping
- a representation, usually on a flat surface, as of the features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation: a map of Canada.
- a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: The old man's face is a map of time.
- Mathematics. function(def 4a).
- Slang. the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
- Genetics. genetic map.
- to represent or delineate on or as if on a map.
- to sketch or plan (often followed by out): to map out a new career.
- off the map, out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
- put on the map, to bring into the public eye; make known, famous, or prominent: The discovery of gold put our town on the map.
Origin of map
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Related Wordschart, outline, arrange, plot, organize, form, project, design, draft, sketch, depict, map, develop, prepare, devise, codify, forge, define, calculating, rhyming
Examples from the Web for mapping
Sixteen days later, Bratton held a press conference to announce there would be no mapping.Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?
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This gave rise to the FBI “mapping” communities as part of its “Domain Management” program.Holder’s New Rules Aren’t Enough—It’s Time for an End to Profiling
April 11, 2014
In Egypt, for example, independent initiative Harassmap uses online and SMS reporting combined with a mapping system.Apps and Online Programs Offer New Ways to Report Street Harassment
April 2, 2014
Various firms open the door on a brand new category in mapping, advertising, location and ID, and transactions.Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014
December 7, 2013
He sought to ensure that with Compstat, which began with mapping all crimes and crime complaints on computer maps.Can Bill Bratton Solve De Blasio’s NYPD Dilemma?
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The ship crossed and re-crossed the continent, mapping as it went.The Players
Everett B. Cole
On the other hand, the Niccola had been mapping, which was bound to attract attention.The Aliens
The mapping and description of the timber lay with the Geological Survey.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
The mapping of the entire country in such a manner is only a matter of time.Opportunities in Aviation
It was, in fact, a servile life he was mapping out for his subordinate.Tenting on the Plains
Elizabeth B. Custer
- maths another name for function (def. 4)
- a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it, showing the geographical distributions, positions, etc, of natural or artificial features such as roads, towns, relief, rainfall, etc
- a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial bodya lunar map
- a maplike drawing of anything
- maths another name for function (def. 4)
- a slang word for face (def. 1)
- off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)
- put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known
- to make a map of
- maths to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc)the results were mapped onto a graph See also map out
- map onto (intr) to fit in with or correspond to
Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)
- Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
Word Origin and History for mapping
1580s, from map (n.). Related: Mapped, mapping. To map (something) out in the figurative sense is from 1610s.
1520s, shortening of Middle English mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), and in part from Middle French mappe, shortening of Old French mapemonde, both English and French words from Medieval Latin mappa mundi "map of the world;" first element from Latin mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), "tablecloth, signal-cloth, flag," said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (cf. Talmudic Hebrew mappa, contraction of Mishnaic menaphah "a fluttering banner, streaming cloth") + Latin mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). Commonly used 17c. in a figurative sense of "epitome; detailed representation." To put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913.
- The human face.
- A genetic map.
- To make a map of.
- To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.
- A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface. See also projection.
- See genetic map.
Idioms and Phrases with mapping
see put on the map; wipe off the map.