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orthomorphic

Line breaks: ortho|morph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθəˈmɔːfɪk
 
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Definition of orthomorphic in English:

adjective

Geography
(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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