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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of making a map.
  • n. Mathematics A rule of correspondence established between sets that associates each element of a set with an element in the same or another set.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of making maps.
  • n. A function that maps every element of a given set to a unique element of another set; a correspondence.
  • n. The process of locating genes on a chromosome.
  • n. Assigning a PC to a shared drive or printer port on a network.
  • v. Present participle of map.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (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)
  • n. (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

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