Definition of map reference in English:

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map reference


A set of numbers and letters specifying a location as represented on a map.
Example sentences
  • And Mr Smith says that the position is about three-quarters of a mile south from where the original map reference was given by the person who first asked what the ‘obelisk’ was.
  • They just need to put in the map reference or road code and do a search on the number of crimes.
  • Anyone encountering a grass or forest fire is urged not to investigate, to leave the area as quickly as possible and ring for the fire brigade giving a map reference if possible or the nearest landmark.

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Syllabification: map ref·er·ence

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