Mercator

adjective
Mer·​ca·​tor | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkā-tər How to pronounce Mercator (audio) \

Definition of Mercator

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or drawn on the Mercator projection

Mercator

biographical name
Mer·​ca·​tor | \ (ˌ)mər-ˈkā-tər How to pronounce Mercator (audio) \

Definition of Mercator (Entry 2 of 2)

Gerardus 1512–1594 Gerhard Kremer Flemish cartographer

First Known Use of Mercator

Adjective

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Mercator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mercator. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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