from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cylindrical map projection in which the meridians and parallels appear as lines crossing at right angles and in which areas appear greater farther from the equator. Straight line segments represent true bearings, thus making this projection useful for navigation.
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- noun a map projection of the earth onto a cylinder; areas appear greater the farther they are from the equator
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Gerhardus Mercator.]
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