What is the difference between area and map?

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In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between area and map

is that area is (mathematics) a measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units while map is (mathematics)   a function.

As nouns the difference between area and map

is that area is (mathematics) a measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units while map is a visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.

As a verb map is

to create a visual representation of a territory, etc via cartography.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

area

English

Noun

(wikipedia area)
  • (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  • A particular geographic region.
  • Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
  • Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
  • (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
  • (slang) Genitals.
  • Derived terms

    * * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area

    See also

    * Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres * Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    map

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March–April
  • , author= , title=Pixels or Perish , volume=100, issue=2, page=106 , magazine= citation , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps , diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • (mathematics)   A function.
  • The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always maps.
  • (topology)   A continuous function.
  • A diagram of components of an item.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author= , title=Well-connected Brains , volume=100, issue=2, page=171 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.}}
  • The butterfly .
  • (UK, old-fashioned)   Someone's face.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter X , passage=And as the eye rested on him, he too filled me with pity and terror, for his map was flushed and his manner distraught. He looked like Jack Dempsey at the conclusion of his first conference with Gene Tunney, the occasion, if you remember, when he forgot to duck.}}
  • (board games, computer games)   A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.
  • "I don't want to play this map again!"

    Synonyms

    * plan * chart * (mathematics) mapping, function.

    Derived terms

    * argument map * concept map * * mapmaker * mapmaking * mind map * overworld map * texture map * thematic map * topic map

    Verb

    (mapp)
  • To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.
  • To inform someone of a particular idea.
  • (mathematics) To act as a function on.
  • f'' maps''' ''A'' to ''B'', ' mapping a\in A to b\in B.
  • (topology) To act as a continuous function on.
  • The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always mappings.

    Derived terms

    * map out