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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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Last year, he collaborated with cosmetics giant Morphe for his own highlighter contour line called 'Babe in Paradise.'
I really love his play of geometric and natural shapes, his use of contour line, and his wonderful sense of composition as he pulls everything together in his images.
The Fan Brothers pictorial style has the quality of distinct yet nonphotographic realism, with a meticulous closed contour line. One of the effects of this style is that it enables the image to bear long and close scrutiny.
First of all, a craftsman embroidered a contour line of the future drawing and then filled the entire internal field with embroidery.
The mining water pipeline is the oldest in Slovakia and with its length of 36 km it is also a Slovak recorder.The water route runs almost along the contour line with a slight gradient and ends in Scaronpania Dolina.
Based on the contour line theory in GIS, a method to choose a curve with the largest curvature automatically with the help of the density of contour lines is presented in this paper.
Moreover, of the methods that do consider all available geomorphic information, many are still unable to process cells in the region of mountaintops or depressions, which are often enclosed by only one contour line (Xiao and Liu, 2012; Xie et al., 2003).
After the abstracted quantization processing and contour extraction, we overlap the extracted contour line with quantized image, and the color space of acquired image is converted from space to RGB space.
Ghose, "Contour line tracing algorithm for digital topographic maps," International Journal of Image Processing, vol.
A typical example is in Figure 1(a) where a contour line intersects one side of a double-line river twice.
As we headed back for the ramp, I looked at the iPad and noticed a deep contour line swinging in close to shore next to that culvert.
It can be noted that each contour line of the rms field distribution can be approximated as a circle at sufficient distance from the line axis--i.e., circle approximation.