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contour line

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

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


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

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

A line on a map or chart connecting points of equal elevation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

contour line

A line on a map that connects points of equal height.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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Thanks to Combat Survival Instructor Colin Towell, we now know how to identify animal footprints, read contour lines on a map and light a fire using a flint and steel.
The latest BMW Z4 is built in the mold of the marque's classic sports roadsters, with its elongated bonnet, arrow-shaped contour lines directed at the kidney grille and wheel arches in the "clamshell" style.
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In terms of exterior design, these include the familiar BMW kidney grill, the contour lines on the hood, and the new, longer headlights that stretch around the corners of the car's body.
The model features exteriors in Bernina Grey Amber Effect metallic, a new bonnet with sculptured contour lines, 40 percent larger single-piece kidney grille, redesigned headlights with new internal graphics, and front bumper with larger trim pieces and air intakes.
The vehicle has a large BMW kidney grille in a new mesh design and a wide bonnet with prominent contour lines straddles the wheel arches.
The designer was commended for using contour lines of Yushan (Mount Jade) as the card's shaded background.