from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A map projection reproducing the ratios of areas as they exist on the earth's surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a method of constructing geographical charts or maps, so that the surfaces, as delineated on a plane, have the same relative size as the real surfaces; that is, so that the relative actual areas of the different countries are accurately represented by the corresponding portions of the map.
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