contour line

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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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Because the distribution of waters with very high concentrations of arsenic bears no apparent relation to the direction of groundwater flow, a map of underground hydrodynamic behavior, or isohypse chart (meters above sea level [MASL]), was drawn with equipotential lines showing the morphology of the phreatic surface (Figure 2).
Change in zonal-mean zonal wind (blue) and sinuosity (waviness in 500-hPa isohypses; red) over North America during (left) Aug and (right) Jan 2081-2100 minus 1981-2000 [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Earth System Model (CESM) representative concentration pathway 8.5 (RCP8.5)].
During the first ten days of August, closed isohypses could be traced at 50 hPa pressure level (not shown).