equal-area

adjective
\ˈē-kwəl-ˈer-ē-ə, -ˈā-rē-ə\

Definition of equal-area 

of a map projection

: maintaining constant ratio of size between quadrilaterals formed by the meridians and parallels and the quadrilaterals of the globe thereby preserving true areal extent of forms represented

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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