Definition of orthomorphic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθəˈmɔːfɪk/


(Of a map projection) preserving the correct shape of small areas.
Example sentences
  • Most maps use the Mercator projection, that is an orthomorphic map projection on which parallels and meridians form a rectangular grid, with the scale being exaggerated with increasing distance from the equator.

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