Equal-area meaning

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Relating to or being a map projection in which areas on the map are proportional to corresponding areas on a globe.
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Designating any of several map projections in which areas enclosed between corresponding meridians and parallels are proportionally equal to areas on the earth's surface, but distances and directions are distorted.
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(cartography) Of a map, having the property that equal areas on the map represent equal areas on the mapped surface.
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