Robinson projection

noun
Rob·​in·​son projection | \ ˈrä-bən-sən- How to pronounce Robinson projection (audio) \

Definition of Robinson projection

: a compromise map projection showing the poles as lines rather than points and more accurately portraying high latitude lands and water to land ratio

First Known Use of Robinson projection

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Robinson projection

Arthur H. Robinson born1915 American geographer

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“Robinson projection.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Robinson%20projection. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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