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MAPPING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mapping mean? 

MAPPING (noun)
  The noun MAPPING has 2 senses:

1. a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
2. (genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

  Familiarity information: MAPPING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAPPING (noun)


Sense 1mapping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

mapping; map; correspondence

Hypernyms ("mapping" is a kind of...):

function; mathematical function (a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mapping"):

isometry (a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points)


Sense 2mapping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

chromosome mapping; mapping

Hypernyms ("mapping" is a kind of...):

procedure; process (a particular course of action intended to achieve a result)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)


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