|1.||a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface or part of it, showing the geographical distributions, positions, etc, of natural or artificial features such as roads, towns, relief, rainfall, etc|
|2.||a diagrammatic representation of the distribution of stars or of the surface of a celestial body: a lunar map|
|3.||a maplike drawing of anything|
|4.||maths another name for function|
|5.||a slang word for face|
|6.||off the map no longer important or in existence (esp in the phrase wipe off the map)|
|7.||put on the map to make (a town, company, etc) well-known|
|—vb , maps, mapping, mapped|
|8.||to make a map of|
|9.||maths See also map out to represent or transform (a function, figure, set, etc): the results were mapped onto a graph|
|10.||(intr) map onto to fit in with or correspond to|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin mappa (mundi) map (of the world), from Latin mappa cloth]|
The human face.
A genetic map.
To make a map of.
To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.