Meaning of MAP in English



Pronunciation: ' map

Function: noun

Etymology: Medieval Latin mappa, from Latin, napkin, towel

Date: 1527

1 a : a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area b : a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it

2 : something that represents with a clarity suggestive of a map <the Freudian map of the mind ― Harold Bloom>

3 : the arrangement of genes on a chromosome ― called also genetic map


– map · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

– all over the map : marked by a high degree of variation

– on the map : in a position of prominence or fame <had put the fledgling university on the map ― Lon Tinkle>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.