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

Examples of equal-area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sampling sites were selected randomly through what’s called an equal-area grid approach to ensure sites from around the state were tested. Amanda Gokee, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2023

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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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“Equal-area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal-area. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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