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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about equal-area

Statistics for equal-area

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for equal-area

The first known use of equal-area was in 1901

See more words from the same year

Comments on equal-area

What made you want to look up equal-area? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!