sinusoidal projection

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of sinusoidal projection

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Sinusoidal projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinusoidal%20projection. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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