mapping

[map-ing]
noun
1.
the act or operation of making a map or maps.
2.
Mathematics, function ( def 4a ).

Origin:
1765–75; map + -ing1

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mapping (ˈmæpɪŋ)
 
n
maths another name for function

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Word Origin & History

map
1520s, shortening of M.E. mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), from M.L. mappa mundi "map of the world," first element from L. mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (cf. Talmudic Heb. mappa, contraction of menafa "a fluttering banner") + L.
mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). The verb map is first attested 1580s; to put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913. Related: mapping.
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Medical Dictionary

map (māp)
n.

  1. The human face.

  2. A genetic map.

v. mapped, map·ping, maps
  1. To make a map of.

  2. To locate a gene or DNA sequence in a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known genes or DNA sequences.

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map   (māp)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A representation of a region of three-dimensional space, such as of the Earth or a part of the universe, usually on a two-dimensional plane surface. See also projection.

  2. See genetic map.


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map definition


  1. n.
    one's face. : With a map like that, she could really go somewhere.
  2. n.
    sheet music. (Jazz musicians. See also chart.) : I left the map at home. Can I look at yours?
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Example sentences for mappings
There are also mappings from some problems to other problems.
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