# Definition of *Karnaugh map* in English:

## Karnaugh map^{}

(also **Karnaugh diagram**)

### Pronunciation /ˈkärnô ˌmap/ /ˈkɑrnɔ ˌmæp/

### noun

Mathematics Electronics

A diagram consisting of a rectangular array of squares each representing a different combination of the variables of a Boolean function.

*‘For example, packages for bar charts, UML notation and even Karnaugh maps can be downloaded.’*

*‘Figure 3 presents completed Karnaugh maps of positive mother-child interactions for one average and one referred family.’**‘However, the Karnaugh map is faster and easier, especially if there are many logic reductions to do.’**‘The Karnaugh map for this or any logic function can be used to determine the transistor schematic.’**‘They may also be examined variable by variable: the disposition of the Karnaugh map makes it easy to do so.’*

**Origin**

1950s named after Maurice Karnaugh (born 1924), American physicist.