equal-area projection

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e′qual-ar′ea projec`tion

a map projection in which regions on the earth's surface that are of equal area are represented as equal.
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Noun1.equal-area projection - a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
homolosine projection - an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents
map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude
Sanson-Flamsteed projection, sinusoidal projection - an equal-area map projection showing parallels and the equator as straight lines and other meridians as curved; used to map tropical latitudes