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# Map vs. Picture

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## Main Difference

The main difference between Map and Picture is that the Map is a visual representation of an area and Picture is a artifact that depicts or records visual perception.

• Map

A map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes.

Many maps are static, fixed to paper or some other durable medium, while others are dynamic or interactive. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale, such as in brain mapping, DNA mapping, or computer network topology mapping. The space being mapped may be two dimensional, such as the surface of the earth, three dimensional, such as the interior of the earth, or even more abstract spaces of any dimension, such as arise in modeling phenomena having many independent variables.

Although the earliest maps known are of the heavens, geographic maps of territory have a very long tradition and exist from ancient times. The word "map" comes from the medieval Latin Mappa mundi, wherein mappa meant napkin or cloth and mundi the world. Thus, "map" became the shortened term referring to a two-dimensional representation of the surface of the world.

• Picture

An image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it. In context of image signal processing, an image is a distributed amplitude of color(s).

Wikipedia
• Map (noun)

A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.

• Map (noun)

A graphical representation of the relationships between objects, components or themes.

• Map (noun)

A function.

"Let $f$ be a map from $\mathbb\left\{R\right\}$ to $\mathbb\left\{R\right\}$"

• Map (noun)

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• Map (noun)

The face.

• Map (noun)

A predefined and confined imaginary area where a game session takes place.

"I don't want to play this map again!"

• Map (verb)

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

• Map (verb)

To inform someone of a particular idea.

• Map (verb)

To act as a function on something, taking it to something else.

"$f$ maps $A$ to $B$, mapping every $a\in A$ to $f\left(a\right)\in B$."

• Picture (noun)

A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, by drawing, painting, printing, photography, etc.

• Picture (noun)

An image; a representation as in the imagination.

• Picture (noun)

A painting.

"There was a picture hanging above the fireplace."

• Picture (noun)

A photograph.

"I took a picture of the church."

• Picture (noun)

A motion picture.

"Casablanca is my all-time favorite picture."

• Picture (noun)

Cinema as a form of entertainment.

"Let's go to the pictures."

• Picture (noun)

A paragon, a perfect example or specimen (of a category).

"She's the very picture of health."

• Picture (noun)

An attractive sight.

"The garden is a real picture at this time of year."

• Picture (noun)

The art of painting; representation by painting.

• Picture (noun)

A figure; a model.

• Picture (noun)

Situation.

"The employment picture for the older middle class is not so good."

"You can't just look at the election, you've got to look at the big picture.''"

• Picture (verb)

To represent in or with a picture.

• Picture (verb)

To imagine or envision.

• Picture (verb)

To depict.

Wiktionary
• Map (noun)

A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; - usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.

• Map (noun)

Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.

• Map

To represent by a map; - often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.

• Picture (noun)

The art of painting; representation by painting.

• Picture (noun)

A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.

• Picture (noun)

An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.

• Picture

To draw or paint a resemblance of; to delineate; to represent; to form or present an ideal likeness of; to bring before the mind.

Webster Dictionary
• Map (noun)

a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)

• Map (noun)

a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set

• Map (verb)

make a map of; show or establish the features of details of;

"map the surface of Venus"

• Map (verb)

explore or survey for the purpose of making a map;

"We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"

• Map (verb)

locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences;

"map the genes"

• Map (verb)

plan, delineate, or arrange in detail;

"map one's future"

• Map (verb)

depict as if on a map;

"sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

• Map (verb)

to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

• Picture (noun)

a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;

"they showed us the pictures of their wedding"

"a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

• Picture (noun)

graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface;

"a small painting by Picasso"

"he bought the painting as an investment"

"his pictures hang in the Louvre"

• Picture (noun)

a clear and telling mental image;

"he described his mental picture of his assailant"

"he had no clear picture of himself or his world"

"the events left a permanent impression in his mind"

• Picture (noun)

a situation treated as an observable object;

"the political picture is favorable"

"the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

• Picture (noun)

illustrations used to decorate or explain a text;

• Picture (noun)

a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;

"they went to a movie every Saturday night"

"the film was shot on location"

• Picture (noun)

the visible part of a television transmission;

"they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone"

• Picture (noun)

a graphic or vivid verbal description;

"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures"

"the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland"

"the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

• Picture (noun)

a typical example of some state or quality;

"the very picture of a modern general"

"she was the picture of despair"

• Picture (verb)

imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;

"I can't see him on horseback!"

"I can see what will happen"

"I can see a risk in this strategy"

• Picture (verb)

show in, or as in, a picture;

"This scene depicts country life"

"the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

Princeton's WordNet