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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theymap onto
he/she/itmaps onto
present participlemapping onto
past tensemapped onto
past participlemapped onto
  1. map something onto something to connect one thing to another thing, for example as a way of understanding its meaning or structure
    Can babies map these experiences onto their memories?
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ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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