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map

noun [C]  /mæp/ us  
a drawing that represents a region or place by showing the various features of it, such as rivers and roads, and the distances between them, so that people can get help in finding their way from one place to another: a map of California a New York City subway map According to this road map, it’s 740 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina to Miami, Florida.

map

verb [T]  /mæp/ (-pp-) us  
to draw a representation of a place: Archaeologists have mapped the old Roman city using aerial photography.
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