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English definition of “map”

map

noun [C]     /mæp/
A2 a drawing of the Earth's surface, or part of that surface, showing the shape and position of different countries, political borders, natural features such as rivers and mountains, and artificial features such as roads and buildings: a map of the world a map of Paris a road map We need a large-scale map showing all the footpaths that we can walk along. I'm hopeless at map reading (= understanding maps).Maps and map-making a drawing that gives you a particular type of information about a particular area: He bought a map showing the population distribution of Scotland.Maps and map-making something that shows the position of stars in the sky or the features on the surface of planets: a celestial map a map of MarsMaps and map-makingAstronomy - general words a very simple plan that shows a direction of travel between one place and another: I'll draw you a quick map if you're worried about finding the hotel.Maps and map-making
(Definition of map noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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