Meaning of mapping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmapɪŋ/


Mathematics Linguistics
  • An operation that associates each element of a given set (the domain) with one or more elements of a second set (the range).

    ‘His doctoral thesis is an important contribution to conformal mappings of multiply connected plane domains.’
    • ‘He discovered characterisations of topological mappings of the Cartesian plane and a number of fixed point theorems.’
    • ‘Another area which Suvorov worked on was the theory of conformal mappings and quasi-formal mappings.’
    • ‘He worked on the theory of continuous mappings of topological spaces.’
    • ‘In his analysis of motion verbs, Langacker has focused, not on metaphorical mappings between domains, but on abstract conceptual structures which are schematic for different domains.’