One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cartography. Designating a method of projection in which equal areas on the earth's surface are represented by equal areas on a map or chart; (of a map or chart) produced using such a method.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. From ancient Greek ὁμαλός even, level, equal + -graphic, after French homalographique.
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