The `map()` function in Python allows you to apply a function to every item in an iterable (like a list or tuple) and returns a map object which can be converted into a list or other iterable. This can be useful when you need to perform the same operation on every item of a list.
The general syntax of `map()` is:
Here, `function` is a function that will be applied to every item of `iterable`.
Here is a simple example of `map()` function which will multiply each item in the list by 2.
return x * 2
my_list = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
result = map(multiply_by_two, my_list)
Immediately after using `map()`, result is a map object: `