conformal definition by Webster's New World
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- Math. of a transformation in which corresponding angles are equal
- designating or of a map projection in which shapes at any point are true, but areas become increasingly exaggerated
Origin: ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin conformalis, conformable, similar ; from Classical Latin conformare: see conform
conformal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Mathematics Designating or specifying a mapping of a surface or region upon another surface so that all angles between intersecting curves remain unchanged.
- Of or relating to a map projection in which small areas are rendered with true shape.
Origin: Late Latin cōnfōrmālis, similar : Latin com-, com- + Latin fōrma, shape.
conformal - Science Definition
- Relating to the mapping of a surface or region onto another surface so that all angles between intersecting curves remain unchanged.
- Relating to a map projection in which small areas are rendered with true shape.