retroazimuthal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

retro- +‎ azimuthal

Adjective[edit]

retroazimuthal (not comparable)

  1. (cartography) In which the direction to a fixed location B (the bearing at the starting location A of the shortest route) corresponds to the direction on the map from A to B.
    Littrow projection is the only conformal retroazimuthal projection.