Meaning of MAP in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: mapped ; map · ping

Date: 1586

transitive verb

1 a : to make a map of < map the surface of the moon> b : to delineate as if on a map <sorrow was mapped on her face> c : to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map d : to assign (as a set or element) in a mathematical or exact correspondence < map a set onto itself> < map picture elements to video memory>

2 : to plan in detail ― often used with out < map out a program>

3 : to locate (a gene) on a chromosome

intransitive verb

1 of a gene : to be located

2 : to be assigned in a relation or connection <the major problems confronting humankind ⋯ do not map well onto the traditional disciplines ― P. W. Porter>

– map · pa · ble \ ' ma-p ə -b ə l \ adjective

– map · per noun

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