Definition of Karnaugh map in English:

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Karnaugh map

Pronunciation: /ˈkärnô ˌmap/
(also Karnaugh diagram)


Mathematics & Electronics
A diagram consisting of a rectangular array of squares, each representing a different combination of the variables of a Boolean function.
Example sentences
  • For example, packages for bar charts, UML notation and even Karnaugh maps can be downloaded.
  • Figure 3 presents completed Karnaugh maps of positive mother-child interactions for one average and one referred family.
  • However, the Karnaugh map is faster and easier, especially if there are many logic reductions to do.


Karnaugh mapping

Example sentences
  • Utilize the Karnaugh mapping procedure to systematically reduce complex Boolean equations to their simplest form.
  • The first procedure uses a Karnaugh mapping technique and is a very powerful pictorial method for hand-processing designs involving up to six variables.
  • A complete chapter is devoted to Karnaugh mapping to help students cope with the greater complexity of modern digital circuit devices.


1950s: named after US physicist Maurice Karnaugh (1924–).

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Syllabification: Kar·naugh map

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