Meaning of Mercator

Mer•ca•tor

Pronunciation: (mur-kā'tur for 1 also Flem. mer-kä'tôr), [key]
— n.
  1. (Gerhard Kremer), 1512–94, Flemish cartographer and geographer.
—adj.
  1. noting, pertaining to, or according to the principles of a Mercator projection: a Mercator chart.
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