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Definition of "map" []

  • A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens. (noun)
  • Something that suggests such a representation, as in clarity of representation. (noun)
  • Mathematics The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set. (noun)
  • Slang The human face. (noun)
  • Genetics A genetic map. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "map" in a sentence
  • "The blurred line bisecting the map just below figures 35 and 36 is one of the well worn folds in the map_."
  • "Placing the map in proper relation to the ground so that points of the compass coincide on map and ground is called _orienting the map_."
  • ""The substance of the interview was telegraphed," said Stamfordham, "but not the map -- _not the map_," he said emphatically."