# planar map

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## planar map

[′plān·ər ‚map]
(mathematics)
A plane or sphere divided into connected regions by a topological graph.
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By analytic techniques, involving recursive decompositions and non trivial manipulations of power series, Tutte obtained beautiful and simple enumerative formulas for several families of planar maps. His techniques were extended in the late eighties by several authors to more sophisticated families of maps or to the case of maps of higher genus.

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