equal-area

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equal-area was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Equal-area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal-area. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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