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choropleth map

Line breaks: choro|pleth map
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrə(ʊ)plɛθ
 
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Definition of choropleth map in English:

noun

A map which uses differences in shading, colouring, or the placing of symbols within predefined areas to indicate the average values of a particular quantity in those areas. Compare with isopleth.
Example sentences
  • They also compared a choropleth map showing the number of people living in each state with one showing population density.
  • Care is needed in the interpretation of all maps, and choropleth maps are no exception.
  • On a choropleth map, cartographic convention assigns the darkest color to the highest value.

Origin

1930s: choropleth from Greek khōra 'region' + plēthos 'multitude'.

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