Definitions for **"Conformal"**

On a conformal projection scale is the same in every direction from any point on the map, thus deformation of scale increases regularly in all directions. Parallels and meridians intersect at right angles and the shapes of very small areas ("orthomorphic"), and angles with very short sides are preserved. As there is no angular deformation, and true angles are maintained, angular measurements can be made from conformal projections.

A map projection that has the property of true shape (conformality). See Chapter 6.

Having correct form or shape.