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noun
  1. 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.
  2. a maplike delineation, representation, or reflection of anything: The old man's face is a map of time.
  3. Mathematics. function(def 4a).
  4. Slang. the face: Wipe that smile off that ugly map of yours.
  5. Genetics. genetic map.
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verb (used with object), mapped, map·ping.
  1. to represent or delineate on or as if on a map.
  2. to sketch or plan (often followed by out): to map out a new career.
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Idioms
  1. off the map, out of existence; into oblivion: Whole cities were wiped off the map.
  2. 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.
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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
Related formsmap·pa·ble, adjectivemap·per, nounre·map, verb (used with object), re·mapped, re·map·ping.self-mapped, adjectiveun·map·pa·ble, adjectiveun·mapped, adjectivewell-mapped, adjective

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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 put on the map

map

noun
  1. 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
  2. a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial bodya lunar map
  3. a maplike drawing of anything
  4. maths another name for function (def. 4)
  5. a slang word for face (def. 1)
  6. off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)
  7. put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known
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verb maps, mapping or mapped (tr)
  1. to make a map of
  2. maths to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc)the results were mapped onto a graph See also map out
  3. map onto (intr) to fit in with or correspond to
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Derived Formsmappable, adjectivemapless, adjectivemapper, noun

Word Origin

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

Map

Mapes (mæps, ˈmeɪpiːz)

noun
  1. Walter. ?1140–?1209, Welsh ecclesiastic and satirical writer. His chief work is the miscellany De Nugis curialium
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Word Origin and History for put on the map

map

v.

1580s, from map (n.). Related: Mapped, mapping. To map (something) out in the figurative sense is from 1610s.

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map

n.

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

put on the map in Medicine

map

(măp)
n.
  1. The human face.
  2. A genetic map.
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v.
  1. To make a map of.
  2. 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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put on the map in Science

map

[măp]
  1. 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.
  2. See genetic map.
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Idioms and Phrases with put on the map

put on the map

Make famous, publicize, as in The incident got on the national news and put our community on the map. This expression, alluding to a locality that formerly was too small to put on a map, dates from the early 1900s.

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