equal-area

adjective
\ ˈē-kwəl-ˈer-ē-ə How to pronounce equal-area (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Equal-area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equal-area. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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