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

First Known Use of equal-area

1901

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