Mercator meaning

mərkātər
(person) 1512-94; Fl. geographer & cartographer.
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Such a projection or chart.
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(chiefly ) Pertaining to an orthomorphic map projection, in which meridians appear at right-angles to the equator, and lines of latitude are horizontal lines whose distance from each other increases with distance from the equator.
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Origin of mercator

  • Latinized name of Gerard de Cremer, Flemish cartographer and mathematician.

    From Wiktionary