Definition of Mercator projection noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Mercator projection

 noun
noun
NAmE//mərˈkeɪt̮ər prəˌdʒɛkʃn//
 
[singular]
 
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a traditional map of the world, on which the relative size of some countries is not accurate compare Peters projection
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Mercator projection