# Definitions and Synonyms of *map* | Another word for *map* | What is *map? *

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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.)

*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)

*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

*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

*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)

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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

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*"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]

## 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"*