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Definition 1: a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it) - [noun denoting artifact]

(map is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of map ) a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea

(... is a kind of map ) a map that uses graded differences in shading or color or the placing of symbols inside defined areas on the map in order to indicate the average values of some property or quantity in those areas

(... is a kind of map ) a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation

(... is a kind of map ) a map showing planned or actual features of an area (streets and building lots etc.)

(... is a kind of map ) a map showing roads (for automobile travel)

(... is a kind of map ) a map drawn from observation (rather than from exact measurements) and representing the main features of an area

(... is a kind of map ) (meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region

Definition 2: (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for map in the sense of this definition

(map is a kind of ...) a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)

(... is a kind of map ) a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms

(... is a kind of map ) a function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise

(... is a kind of map ) function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

(... is a kind of map ) (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation

(... is a kind of map ) a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points

"the isometries of the cube"

(... is a kind of map ) (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system

(... is a kind of map ) a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

(... is a kind of map ) a function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise

(... is a kind of map ) a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

(... is a kind of map ) a function expressed as a sum or product of terms

"the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"

(... is a kind of map ) a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

(map belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for map in the sense of this definition

(map is a kind of ...) change the order or arrangement of

"Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word"

Definition 4: explore or survey for the purpose of making a map - [verb of cognition]

Samples where map or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist

(map is a kind of ...) travel to or penetrate into

"explore unknown territory in biology"

Definition 5: make a map of; show or establish the features of details of - [verb of creation]

Samples where map or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • map the surface of Venus

(map is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of map ) make a chart of

"chart the territory"

(... is a kind of map ) make a plat of

"Plat the town"

(map has a similar meaning as ...) depict as if on a map

"sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

Definition 6: depict as if on a map - [verb of creation]

Samples where map or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sorrow was mapped on the mother's face

(map is a kind of ...) show in, or as in, a picture

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(map has a similar meaning as ...) make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

"map the surface of Venus"

Definition 7: plan, delineate, or arrange in detail - [verb of creation]

Samples where map or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • map one's future

Synonyms for map in the sense of this definition

(map is a kind of ...) make or work out a plan for; devise

"They contrived to murder their boss" "design a new sales strategy" "plan an attack"

Definition 8: locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences - [verb of stative]

Samples where map or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • map the genes

(map is a kind of ...) determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space" "Locate the boundaries of the property"

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