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Meaning of equal-area projection

e'qual-ar'e•a projec"tion

Pronunciation: (ē'kwul-âr'ē-u), [key]
— Cartog. Cartog.
  1. a projection in which regions on the earth's surface that are of equal area are represented as equal.
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