Dictionary Results for mapping

1. mapping - noun

· (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

Synonym(s): function, mathematical_function, single-valued_function, map

Hypernym(s): mathematical_relation

2. mapping - noun

· (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

Synonym(s): chromosome_mapping

Hypernym(s): procedure, process

3. map - verb

· make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"

Hypernym(s): represent, interpret

4. map - verb

· explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"

Hypernym(s): explore

5. map - verb

· locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"

Hypernym(s): situate, locate

6. map - verb

· plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"

Synonym(s): map_out

Hypernym(s): plan, project, contrive, design

7. map - verb

· depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

Hypernym(s): picture, depict, render, show

8. map - verb

· to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Synonym(s): represent

Hypernym(s): permute, commute, transpose

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