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Meaning of sinusoidal projection

sinusoi'dal projec"tion

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— Cartog. Cartog.
  1. an equal-area projection in which parallels are straight lines spaced at regular intervals, the central meridian is a straight line one-half the length of the equator, and the other meridians are curves symmetrical to the central meridian.
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