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1. <mathematics> function.

2. <computer programming> In functional programming, the most common higher-order function over lists. Map applies its first argument to each element of its second argument (a list) and returns the list of results.

map :: (a -> b) -> [a] -> [b] map f [] = [] map f (x:xs) = f x : map f xs

This can be generalised to types other than lists.

(01 Mar 1997)

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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.

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.

<botany>" (Shak) Map lichen, a lichen (Lecidea geographica) growing on stones in curious maplike figures.

Origin: From F. Mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. Mappa napkin, signal cloth; a Punic word. Cf. Apron, Napkin, Nappe.

(01 Mar 1998)

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