contour map


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contour map

contour map

n.
A map showing elevations and surface configuration by means of contour lines.

con′tour map`


n.
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]

contour map

A map that shows elevations above sea level and surface features of the land by means of contour lines.
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Noun1.contour map - a map having contour lines through points of equal elevationcontour map - a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation
map - a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
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contour map

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In fact, the first thing that strikes the viewer of her most intense works is the peculiarity of her paint handling, particularly in her figures: Rather than try for subtle transitions and shadings to convey the modulations of skin, Roberts takes a paint-by-numbers approach, drawing the body's relief with thick, solid lines and whorls recalling the tinted bands of a contour map.
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