The term mapping is a synonym of function (, although usage patterns suggest that “mapping” is the more generic term.

In a geometric context, the term “function” often connotes a mapping whose purpose is to assign values to the elements of its domain. In other words, a function defines a field of values. By contrast, “mapping” has a more geometric connotation, as in “a mapping of one space to another”.

Title mapping
Canonical name Mapping
Date of creation 2013-03-22 12:20:16
Last modified on 2013-03-22 12:20:16
Owner rmilson (146)
Last modified by rmilson (146)
Numerical id 18
Author rmilson (146)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 03E20
Synonym map
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