from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A method of projecting maps of parts of the earth's spherical surface on a surrounding cone, which is then flattened to a plane surface having concentric circles as parallels of latitude and radiating lines from the apex as meridians.
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- noun a map projection of the globe onto a cone with its point over one of the earth's poles
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