contour map
noun Date: 1862 a map having contour lines

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  • contour map — n. a map showing contour lines …   English World dictionary

  • contour map — map having contour lines, map with lines that indicate the relative slopes of the land surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • contour map — Map which shows the configuration and elevation of surface areas with curved lines …   Black's law dictionary

  • contour map — Map which shows the configuration and elevation of surface areas with curved lines …   Black's law dictionary

  • contour map — noun a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation • Syn: ↑relief map • Hypernyms: ↑map …   Useful english dictionary

  • contour map — con′tour map n. sur a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • contour map — /ˈkɒntɔ mæp/ (say kontaw map) noun a map on which irregularities of land surface are shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface …   Australian English dictionary

  • contour map — a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • contour map — noun A map made to show the relief measurements of the land by means of contour lines …   Wiktionary

  • Contour — may refer to: an outline or silhouette a contour line on a contour map, or the corresponding line on the ground or sea bed Contour (linguistics), a phonetic sound Pitch contour (music), a melody shape Contour (camera system), a 3D digital camera… …   Wikipedia

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