Definition of Mercator projection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Mercator projection

BrE BrE//mɜːˈkeɪtə prədʒekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//mɜːrˈkeɪtər prədʒekʃn//
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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 American Dictionary entry: Mercator projection