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.
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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).
The ruggedness of the relief, calculated by the total length of isohypses per square kilometre, shows that the esker systems on the background of the topography of the Pandivere Upland have a dissected relief.
Obviously, Tammekann got these erroneous figures when he transferred the isohypses given in inches on the topographic maps of the General Staff of Russia to the metric system.