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ha·chure

 (hă-sho͝or′, hăsh′o͝or)
n.
One of the short lines used on maps to shade or to indicate slopes and their degree and direction.
tr.v. (hă-sho͝or′) ha·chured, ha·chur·ing, ha·chures
To make hatching on (a map).

[French, from Old French, from hacher, to crosshatch; see hatch3.]

hachure

(hæˈʃjʊə)
n
1. (Art Terms) hatching. See hatch3
2. (Physical Geography) shading of short lines drawn on a relief map to indicate gradients
vb
(Physical Geography) (tr) to mark or show by hachures
[C19: from French, from hacher to chop up, hatch3]

ha•chure

(hæˈʃʊər) ,

n., v. -chured, -chur•ing. n.
1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
2. shading composed of such lines; hatching.
v.t.
3. to indicate or shade by hachures; hatch.
[1855–60; < French; see hatch3, -ure]

hachure


Past participle: hachured
Gerund: hachuring

Imperative
hachure
hachure
Present
I hachure
you hachure
he/she/it hachures
we hachure
you hachure
they hachure
Preterite
I hachured
you hachured
he/she/it hachured
we hachured
you hachured
they hachured
Present Continuous
I am hachuring
you are hachuring
he/she/it is hachuring
we are hachuring
you are hachuring
they are hachuring
Present Perfect
I have hachured
you have hachured
he/she/it has hachured
we have hachured
you have hachured
they have hachured
Past Continuous
I was hachuring
you were hachuring
he/she/it was hachuring
we were hachuring
you were hachuring
they were hachuring
Past Perfect
I had hachured
you had hachured
he/she/it had hachured
we had hachured
you had hachured
they had hachured
Future
I will hachure
you will hachure
he/she/it will hachure
we will hachure
you will hachure
they will hachure
Future Perfect
I will have hachured
you will have hachured
he/she/it will have hachured
we will have hachured
you will have hachured
they will have hachured
Future Continuous
I will be hachuring
you will be hachuring
he/she/it will be hachuring
we will be hachuring
you will be hachuring
they will be hachuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hachuring
you have been hachuring
he/she/it has been hachuring
we have been hachuring
you have been hachuring
they have been hachuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hachuring
you will have been hachuring
he/she/it will have been hachuring
we will have been hachuring
you will have been hachuring
they will have been hachuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hachuring
you had been hachuring
he/she/it had been hachuring
we had been hachuring
you had been hachuring
they had been hachuring
Conditional
I would hachure
you would hachure
he/she/it would hachure
we would hachure
you would hachure
they would hachure
Past Conditional
I would have hachured
you would have hachured
he/she/it would have hachured
we would have hachured
you would have hachured
they would have hachured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hachure - shading consisting of multiple crossing lineshachure - shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
shading - graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
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Slope hachuring was explored extensively by both Swiss and German cartographers who developed a standardized method of representing slopes using thick and thin hachures allowing both the identification of slope aspect as well as the differentiation between steep and flat terrain (Imhof 2007).
1915, in a version with hachures held in the Dickson offices of the ACT Planning and Land Authority.
20) Impressionistic in their disposition, ungoverned by any numerical framework, Dunn's hachures produce the illusion of three-dimensional form in three competing views: profile for the highest peaks, high oblique (or bird's eye) for the middle range, and plan for the lowest peaks.
At a further remove there are the squalid block of flats, Flamingo Court down in Umbilo Road, where Halley's maternal Granny Margery lives, and also the area "back of the Berea Ridge, the maze of lanes behind Entabeni Hospital" (40) where her paternal grandmother Nana's much younger sister, Aunty Elda, and her husband Byron have a house, and where the narrative mapping more explicitly foregrounds the language of cartography: "Always, although she doesn't have the word, Halley pictures this space using hachures, the contour lines on a map showing the steepness of a hill.
The mounds are rendered on the map as circles bordered by hachures.
Even silhouettes and hydrologic ridge lines are sometimes drafted as a collection of short hachures pointing in the direction of steepest slope.