## In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between mapping and arc

is that

**mapping** is (mathematics) a function that maps every element of a given set to a unique element of another set; a correspondence while

**arc** is (mathematics) a continuous mapping from a real interval (typically

[0, 1]) into a space.

## As nouns the difference between **mapping** and **arc**

is that

**mapping** is the process of making maps while

**arc** is (astronomy) that part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.

## As verbs the difference between **mapping** and **arc**

is that

**mapping** is (

*map*) while

**arc** is to move following a curved path.