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zenithal projection

Line breaks: zen|ith¦al pro|jec¦tion

Definition of zenithal projection in English:

noun

A map projection in which a part of the globe is projected on to a plane tangential to the centre of the part, showing the correct directions of all points from the centre.
Example sentences
  • The zenithal projection preserves distances from the zenith at the expense of only being able to show half the world or less.

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