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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