conformal
[-fôr′məl]
adjective
- 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 of conformal
; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin conformalis, conformable, similar ; from Classical Latin conformare: see conformconformal
adjective
- 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 of conformal
Late Latin cōnfōrmālis, similar : Latin com-, com- + Latin fōrma, shape.conformal
Adjective
(comparative more conformal, superlative most conformal)
- Such that it conforms, especially that matches the shape of something.
- (mathematics) Such that all angles between intersecting curves remain unchanged.
- (cartography) Of a map projection, preserving relative angles over small scales, except at a limited number of distinct points. On such map projections the scale depends only location but not direction. Also referred to as orthomorphic.