Mercator's projection

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mercator's projection a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mercator's projection a mode of representing the sphere in which the meridians are drawn parallel to each other, and the parallels of latitude are straight lines whose distance from each other increases with their distance from the equator, so that at all places the degrees of latitude and longitude have to each other the same ratio as on the sphere itself.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mercator's projection . See under Project.
    • Mercator's projection a map of the world with meridian lines which are straight and parallel, and with parallels of latitude at distances from each other, increasing towards the poles, invented by the Flemish cosmographer, Mercator, in 1550
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Usage

In literature:

The World on Mercator's Projection.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
MERCATOR'S CHART OR PROJECTION.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Mercator's projection, I, 84.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
In 1790 he made himself famous by his large chart of the world on Mercator's projection.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The World, on Mercator's Projection.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
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In news:

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