contour line


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contour line

n.
A line on a map that joins points of equal elevation.

contour line

n
(Physical Geography) a line on a map or chart joining points of equal height or depth. Often shortened to: contour

con′tour line`


n.
a line representing the locus of points at the same elevation on a topographic surface.
[1835–45]

con·tour line

(kŏn′to͝or′)
A line on a map joining points of the same elevation.

contour line

A line on a map or chart connecting points of equal elevation.

contour line

A line on a map that connects points of equal height.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contour line - a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal heightcontour line - a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
isometric, isometric line - a line connecting isometric points
thalweg - a line following the lowest points of a valley
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Caption: True contour line drawing with value added.
Girl's Girl THE edge of a finger traces the contour line Of the picture Touching the roundness of the face My father's eyes bright as stars Soldier, musician.
The contour line dilation algorithm can prevent any crossing, especially when the isoline contours are adjacent.
After the abstracted quantization processing and contour extraction, we overlap the extracted contour line with quantized image, and the color space of acquired image is converted from space to RGB space.
Varol, "An implementation of automatic contour line extraction from scanned digital topographic maps," Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol.
When comparing the MULSIM/NL model with actual measurements, the stress increase contour line approximately meets the location of the instruments, indicating that the rock mass stiffness for the MULSIM/NL model is calibrated in line with the measured stress profiles.
As we headed back for the ramp, I looked at the iPad and noticed a deep contour line swinging in close to shore next to that culvert.
It can be noted that each contour line of the rms field distribution can be approximated as a circle at sufficient distance from the line axis--i.
Anytime you see a sharp bend in a contour line, you are probably looking at a funnel.
Then it turned again by Tri-Thy (Three Houses) to follow the contour line for much of the mountain's length.