homolographicmedical dictionary

Preserving the mutual relations of parts, especially as to size and form; maintaining relative proportion. Homolographic projection, a method of constructing geographical charts or maps, so that the surfaces, as delineated on a plane, have the same relative size as the real surfaces; that is, so that the relative actual areas of the different countries are accurately represented by the corresponding portions of the map.

Origin: Homo- + Gr. Whole + -graph + -ic; but cf. F. Homalographique, Gr. Even, level.

(01 Mar 1998)