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mercaptide | mercaptopurine | mercat | mercatante | mercator | mercator projection | mercator's chart | mercator's projection | mercature | merce | merce cunningham

mercator projection

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Mer=ca=tor pro=jec=tion

OXFORD DICTIONARY

mercator projection, n. (also Mercator's projection) a projection of a map of the world on to a cylinder so that all the parallels of latitude have the same length as the equator, first published in 1569 and used esp. for marine charts and certain climatological maps.

Etymology
G. Mercator (Latinized f. Kremer), Flemish-born geographer d. 1594

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