Last modified on 2 September 2014, at 08:36

contour

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The picture in the lower half shows the contours of elevation of the mountains above. The points on a single curve are at same elevation. Different lines may be at different elevation whose value is given in between the lines

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Borrowing from French.

NounEdit

contour (plural contours)

  1. An outline, boundary or border, usually of curved shape.
    The low drag contour of a modern automobile.
  2. A line on a map or chart delineating those points which have the same altitude or other plotted quantity: a contour line or isopleth.
  3. (linguistics) a speech sound which behaves as a single segment, but which makes an internal transition from one quality, place, or manner to another.

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