from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A map of the earth's surface laid out on the basis of sinusoidal curves, with the interruptions over ocean areas distorted so that the continents appear with minimal distortion.
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- n. an equal-area projection map of the globe; oceans are distorted in order to minimize the distortion of the continents
homolo(graphic) + sine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)