# map projection

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## map projection

*n*

(Surveying) a means of representing or a representation of the globe or celestial sphere or part of it on a flat map, using a grid of lines of latitude and longitude

## map projection

A device for showing the Earth’s curved surface on a flat sheet.

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Noun | 1. | map projection - a projection of the globe onto a flat map using a grid of lines of latitude and longitudeconformal projection, orthomorphic projection - a map projection in which a small area is rendered in its true shape conic projection, conical projection - a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles equal-area map projection, 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 Mercator projection, Mercator's projection - a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator projection - the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction |

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