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does anyone know what is the meaning of the word stereographic? like stereographic projection? I want to translate it into another language and I want it to be accurate. it's like drawing something that gives you a 3D-sense? because it's composed of two words. stere- usually means "solid" or "three-dimensional" and graphic means "relating to visual art, especially involving drawing, engraving, or lettering". am I getting it right?

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    The word is mostly used in the phrase stereographic projection, and it has a specific meaning there; I suggest looking at wikipedia to understand, the article is pretty good in this case (though it starts with a lot of maths). I imagine that other languages have their own terms for the stereographic projection if they have any technical cartography terms. – SamBC Apr 6 at 14:44
  • I guess that the projection is called stereographic because the ray passes through the whole volume of the sphere (rather than from the centre). – Anton Sherwood Apr 6 at 21:35

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