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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of making a map.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Math.) A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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