polyconic projection


poly·​con·​ic projection ˌpä-lē-ˈkä-nik- How to pronounce polyconic projection (audio)
: a map projection consisting of a composite series of concentric cones each of which before being unrolled has been placed over a sphere so as to be tangent to a different parallel of latitude

Word History


poly- + conic entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyconic projection was circa 1864

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“Polyconic projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyconic%20projection. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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