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Related to sinusoidal projection: Mollweide projection
An equal-area map projection in which parallels and the prime meridian are straight lines and the other meridians are increasingly curved outward from the prime meridian.
(Physical Geography) an equal-area map projection on which all parallels are straight lines and all except the prime meridian are sine curves, often used to show tropical latitudes. Also called: Sanson-Flamsteed projection
an equal-area projection with straight parallels spaced at regular intervals and curved meridians symmetrical to a straight central meridian that is half as long as the equator.
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|Noun||1.||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|