polyconic projection


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polyconic projection

pol·y·con·ic projection

 (pŏl′ē-kŏn′ĭk)
n.
A conic map projection having distances between meridians along every parallel equal to those distances on a globe. The central geographic meridian is a straight line, whereas the others are curved and the parallels are arcs of circles.

polyconic projection

(ˌpɒlɪˈkɒnɪk)
n
(Physical Geography) a type of conic projection in which the parallels are not concentric and all meridians except the central one are curved lines. It is neither equal-area nor conformal, but is suitable for maps of areas or countries of great longitudinal extent

pol•y•con′ic projec′tion

(ˌpɒl iˈkɒn ɪk)

n.
a conic map projection in which the parallels are arcs of circles that are not concentric but are equally spaced along the central straight meridian, all other meridians being curves equally spaced along the parallels.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.polyconic projection - a conic projection of a map having distances between meridians equal to those distances on a globepolyconic projection - a conic projection of a map having distances between meridians equal to those distances on a globe
conic projection, conical projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
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