contour line meaning

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Noun: contour line
  1. A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    - contour

Derived forms: contour lines

Type of: isometric, isometric line

Encyclopedia: Contour line


A line on a map or drawing representing points of equal elevation on the ground.

contour lines

(*) A line on a map or chart connecting points of equal elevation.


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  1. there is a close correlation between contour lines and lithology.
  2. the outline is taken as that of the contour line defining its base.
  3. the indifference curve may be compared with a contour line on a map.
  4. care must be taken to distinguish artistically drawn form lines from accurately surveyed contour lines.
  5. bright areas reveal undeflected or stationary nodal regions while contour lines trace out areas of constant vibrational amplitude.

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