Meaning of CONTOUR in English

CONTOUR

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the contours on a map (= the lines on a map showing the height of mountains and valleys )

Contours on the map are given in feet.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

line

Another map showed contour lines , the positions of a few prominent objects and the heights of one or two locations.

Each contour line connects the points on the surface of the building where the wind pressure is equal.

Quite apart from the major wetlands, every valley bottom below a certain contour line must have been soggy and at times impassable.

Topographic maps represent differences in elevation or height by means of contour lines and help relate ancient structures to the surrounding landscape.

lines

Another map showed contour lines , the positions of a few prominent objects and the heights of one or two locations.

Topographic maps represent differences in elevation or height by means of contour lines and help relate ancient structures to the surrounding landscape.

map

The sections produced can then be transformed into a contour map of the subsurface features.

Tasks based on road, town, London tube and contour maps proved to have a wide range of success rates.

Repeated scans of the surface produced this contour map of the silicon.

■ VERB

follow

The characteristic feature of Brindley's canals was their winding routes, following contours as far as possible without involving major earthworks.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A topographical map shows the contours of the earth's surface.

An architect planned for a house that follows the contours of the hillside.

The seat is adjustable to fit the contours of your back.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He spreads such figures, with great care for the contour which is echoed by supple and delicate inner detail.

I used clay - I put my palm in clay to get the natural contours of my hand.

Man things were regular and patterned, and cut across the contours of the country and the flow of things.

Maybe it is these that enable them to feel within their bodies the contours of the earth's magnetic forces.

Science in this sense came to stand as a meta-discourse, framed by the broader contours of the conjuncture.

Starting from my head, she smoothed the linen against my contours, asking for blessings from the protective spirits.

Stripped to the waist, the contours of their musculature were faintly graven with decades-old surgical scars.

The letters curved and dipped with the contours of his chest.

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