conformal
adjective Etymology: Late Latin conformalis having the same shape, from Latin com- + formalis formal, from forma Date: 1893 1. leaving the size of the angle between corresponding curves unchanged <
conformal transformation
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2. of a map representing small areas in their true shape

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  • conformal — con•for•mal [[t]kənˈfɔr məl[/t]] adj. geo of or designating a map or transformation in which angles and scale are preserved • Etymology: 1640–50; < LL confōrmālis of the same shape. See con , formal …   From formal English to slang

  • conformal — adj. (of a map) showing any small area in its correct shape. Derivatives: conformally adv. Etymology: LL conformalis (as conform) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conformal coating — material is applied to electronic circuitry to act as protection against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes that, if uncoated (non protected), could result in damage or failure of the electronics to function. When electronics… …   Wikipedia

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