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[n] a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
[n] a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
[v] to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)
[v] explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
[v] plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"
[v] make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
[v] depict as if on a map; "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"
[v] locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"

Misc. Definitions

\Map\, n. [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. {Apron}, {Napkin}, {Nappe}.]
1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it. Note: There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic, the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See {Projection}.
2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map. Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. --Shak. {Map lichen} (Bot.), a lichen ({Lecidea geographica}.) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. --Dr. Prior.
\Map\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mapping}.] To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business. I am near to the place where they should meet, if Pisanio have mapped it truly. --Shak.
map :: (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b] map f [] = [] map f (x:xs) = f x : map f xs

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