mapping

[ map-ing ]
/ ˈmæp ɪŋ /

noun

the act or operation of making a map or maps.
Mathematics. function(def 4a).

Origin of mapping

First recorded in 1765–75; map + -ing1

Definition for mapping (2 of 2)

map

[ map ]
/ mæp /

noun

verb (used with object), mapped, map·ping.

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.

Origin of map

1350–1400; Middle English mappe-(mounde) < Medieval Latin mappa mundī map of the world; special use of Latin mappa napkin, said to be < Punic

SYNONYMS FOR map

1 plan, outline, diagram. Map, chart, graph refer to representations of surfaces, areas, or facts. Map most commonly refers to a representation of the surface of the earth or a section of it, or an area of the sky: a map of England. A chart may be an outline map with symbols conveying information superimposed on it, a map designed especially for navigators on water or in the air, a diagram, or a table giving information in an orderly form: a chart of the shoals off a coast. A graph may be a diagram representing a set of interrelated facts by means of dots or lines on a coordinate background; or it may use small figures (people, animals, machines, etc.) appropriate to the facts being represented, each figure standing for a specific number in statistics being given: a graph of the rise in population from 1900 to 1980.

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British Dictionary definitions for mapping (1 of 3)

mapping

/ (ˈmæpɪŋ) /

noun

maths another name for function (def. 4)

British Dictionary definitions for mapping (2 of 3)

map

/ (mæp) /

noun

verb maps, mapping or mapped (tr)

Derived Forms

mappable, adjectivemapless, adjectivemapper, noun

Word Origin for map

C16: from Medieval Latin mappa (mundi) map (of the world), from Latin mappa cloth

British Dictionary definitions for mapping (3 of 3)

Map

Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)

/ (mæp) /

noun

Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
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Medicine definitions for mapping

map

[ măp ]

n.

The human face.
A genetic map.

v.

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.
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Science definitions for mapping

map

[ măp ]

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.
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Idioms and Phrases with mapping

map


see put on the map; wipe off the map.

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