polyconic projection

noun
poly·​con·​ic projection | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈkä-nik- How to pronounce polyconic projection (audio) \

Definition of polyconic projection

: 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

First Known Use of polyconic projection

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyconic projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyconic%20projection. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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