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Mercator projection

Mercator projection

noun

Definition of MERCATOR PROJECTION

:  a conformal map projection of which the meridians are usually drawn parallel to each other and the parallels of latitude are straight lines whose distance from each other increases with their distance from the equator

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Origin of MERCATOR PROJECTION

Gerardus Mercator
First Known Use: circa 1881

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