sinusoidal projection


: an equal-area map projection capable of showing the entire surface of the earth with all parallels as straight lines evenly spaced, the central meridian as one half the length of the equator, and all other meridians as curved lines

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sinusoidal projection was in 1944

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“Sinusoidal projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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