mercatorial

1 of 2

adjective (1)

mer·​ca·​to·​ri·​al
¦mərkə¦tōrēəl,
-tȯr-
archaic

Mercatorial

2 of 2

adjective (2)

Mer·​ca·​to·​ri·​al
¦mərkə¦tōrēəl,
-tȯr-
: of or relating to the geographer Mercator or his method of projection
Mercatorial bearings

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

Latin mercatorius, from mercator merchant, from mercatus (past participle of mercari to trade) + -or

Adjective (2)

Gerhardus Mercator + English -ial

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“Mercatorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercatorial. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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