Aitoff projection

noun
Ai·​toff projection | \ ˈī-ˌtȯf- \
variants: or Aitoff's projection \ ˈī-​ˌtȯfs-​ \

Definition of Aitoff projection

: an equal-area projection similar in appearance to the Mollweide projection but with curved parallels

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First Known Use of Aitoff projection

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aitoff projection

after David Aitoff †1933 Russian geographer

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“Aitoff projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aitoff%20projection. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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