contour meaning

[ 'kɔntuə ] Pronunciation:   "contour" in a sentence
  • Noun: contour  kóntûr
    1. A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
      - contour line 
    2. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
      - shape, form, configuration, conformation 
    3. A feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
      "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration"
    Verb: contour  kóntûr
    1. Form the contours of

    Derived forms: contoured, contours, contouring

    See also: crooked, straight

    Type of: characteristic, delineate, feature, isometric, isometric line, limn, outline, spatial property, spatiality

    Encyclopedia: Contour

  • [Electronics]
    A control on an audio reproduction system that increases the base and treble amplitudes at low levels to compensate for the ear’s natural losses in these ranges. Alternatively, this control can attenuate signals in the 3-kHz region, where the human ear is most sensitive.

  • [Medicine]
    vt : to shape the contour of ‹contour a gingiva in gingivoplasty›
    n : an outline esp. of a curving or irregular figure; also : the line representing this outline


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  1. the migrated position of the contour can be found.
  2. submarine contours can be more complete and reliable.
  3. contour interval is 10 feet.
  4. note that these contours do not encompass the crack tip.
  5. all three basins are enclosed by the 1900m depth contour.

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