homolosine projection

homolosine projection
noun
an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents

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\\hōˈmäləˌsīn-\ noun
Etymology: homolographic + sine
: an equal-area interrupted map projection that combines the sinusoidal projection for latitudes up to 40° with the homolographic for areas poleward of these latitudes

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/heuh mol"euh sin, -suyn', hoh-/, Cartog.
an equal-area projection of the world, distorting ocean areas in order to minimize the distortion of the continents.
[1920-25; HOMOLO(GRAPHIC) + SINE1]

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