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Definition of map verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    map

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//mæp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they map
    BrE BrE//mæp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæp//
     
    he / she / it maps
    BrE BrE//mæps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæps//
     
    past simple mapped
    BrE BrE//mæpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæpt//
     
    past participle mapped
    BrE BrE//mæpt//
     
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    -ing form mapping
    BrE BrE//ˈmæpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæpɪŋ//
     
    The Earth and the atmosphere
     
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  1. 1map something to make a map of an area synonym chart an unexplored region that has not yet been mapped See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere
  2. 2map something to discover or give information about something, especially the way it is arranged or organized It is now possible to map the different functions of the brain. scientific discoveries which help to map our distant past
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from medieval Latin mappa mundi, literally ‘sheet of the world’, from Latin mappa ‘sheet, napkin’ + mundi ‘of the world’ (genitive of mundus). Phrasal Verbsmap something on somethingmap somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: map