Mollweide projection

[ mawl-vahy-duh ]
/ ˈmɔl vaɪ də /

noun

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Origin of Mollweide projection

1935–40; named after K. B. Mollweide (1774–1825), German astronomer and mathematician

Words nearby Mollweide projection

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British Dictionary definitions for Mollweide projection

Mollweide projection
/ (ˈmɒlˌvaɪdə) /

noun

an equal-area map projection with the parallels and the central meridian being straight lines and the other meridians curved. It is often used to show world distributions of various phenomena

Word Origin for Mollweide projection

C19: named after Karl B. Mollweide (1774–1825), German mathematician and astronomer
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