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Plan vs. Map

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Main Difference

The main difference between Plan and Map is that the Plan is a outline of a strategy for achievement of an objective and Map is a visual representation of an area

Wikipedia
  • Plan (noun)

    A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

    "The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available."

  • Plan (noun)

    A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

    "He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control."

  • Plan (noun)

    A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

    "Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors."

  • Plan (noun)

    A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

  • Plan (noun)

    A subscription to a service; e.g., a phone plan, an Internet plan.

  • Plan (verb)

    To design (a building, machine, etc.).

    "The architect planned the building for the client."

  • Plan (verb)

    To create a plan for.

    "They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month."

  • Plan (verb)

    To intend.

    "He planned to go, but work intervened."

  • Plan (verb)

    See plan on.

    "I was planning on going, but something came up."

  • Plan (verb)

    To make a plan.

    "They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies."

  • 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{R} to \mathbb{R}"

  • 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(a)\in B."

Wiktionary
  • Plan (noun)

    A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

  • Plan (noun)

    A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

  • Plan (noun)

    A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

  • Plan

    To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

  • Plan

    To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

  • 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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Plan (noun)

    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;

    "they drew up a six-step plan"

    "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

  • Plan (noun)

    an arrangement scheme;

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"

    "it was an excellent design for living"

    "a plan for seating guests"

  • Plan (noun)

    scale drawing of a structure;

    "the plans for City Hall were on file"

  • Plan (verb)

    have the will and intention to carry out some action;

    "He plans to be in graduate school next year"

    "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

  • Plan (verb)

    make plans for something;

    "He is planning a trip with his family"

  • Plan (verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise;

    "They contrived to murder their boss"

    "design a new sales strategy"

    "plan an attack"

  • Plan (verb)

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

    "design a better mousetrap"

    "plan the new wing of the museum"

  • 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)

Princeton's WordNet

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