Definition of azimuthal projection in English:

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azimuthal projection

Pronunciation: /ˌazəˈməTHəl prəˈjekSHən/

noun

A map projection in which a region of the earth is projected onto a plane tangential to the surface, typically at a pole or the equator.
Example sentences
  • On the third floor of the Paris Observatory Cassini had laid out a planisphere, a map of the World using an azimuthal projection with the North Pole at the centre.
  • For the azimuthal projections, you can rotate the projection plane by defining the vertical meridian.
  • Many conical projections can be seen as azimuthal projections which have been split and partially unwound.

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Syllabification: az·i·muth·al pro·jec·tion

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