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ho·mol·o·sine projection(hō-mŏl′ə-sīn′, -sĭn, hə-)
A composite of two map projections designed to represent area proportionally to the area on the earth's surface and represent true shapes of continents. Homolosine projections of the earth are usually interrupted in ocean areas. Also called Goode homolosine projection.
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(Physical Geography) a map projection of the world on which the oceans are distorted to allow for greater accuracy in representing the continents, combining the sinusoidal and equal-area projections
[C20: from homolographic + sine1]
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|Noun||1.||homolosine projection - an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents|
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