map - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. an image of an area that shows the positions of things such as countries, rivers, cities, and streets
    map of:

    a map of northern Europe/the London Underground/New York City

    read a map (=understand what a map shows):

    They never taught us how to read a map at school.

    study a map (=look carefully at a map):

    Juliet was studying the map to decide which route to take.

    1. a.
      used about other types of images that show the positions of things

      a map of the human brain