Mercator

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adjective Mer·ca·tor \(ˌ)mər-ˈkā-tər\

Definition of Mercator

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

First Known Use of mercator

1784


Mercator

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biographical name Mer·ca·tor \(ˌ)mər-ˈkā-tər\

Definition of Mercator

  1. Gerardus 1512–1594 Gerhard Kremer Flemish cartographer


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