# sinusoidal projection

sinusoidal projection
noun
an equal-area map projection showing parallels and the equator as straight lines and other meridians as curved; used to map tropical latitudes

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noun
: 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

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Cartog.
an equal-area projection in which parallels are straight lines spaced at regular intervals, the central meridian is a straight line one-half the length of the equator, and the other meridians are curves symmetrical to the central meridian.
[1940-45]

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sinusoidal projection,
a type of map projection in which the central meridian and the equator are shown as straight lines, but the other meridians are shown as curved lines.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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