Meaning of CONTOUR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒntʊə(r) ]

( contours)


You can refer to the general shape or outline of an object as its contours . ( LITERARY )

...the texture and colour of the skin, the contours of the body...

N-COUNT : usu pl , usu with supp , oft N of n


A contour on a map is a line joining points of equal height and indicating hills, valleys, and the steepness of slopes.

...a contour map showing two hills and this large mountain in the middle.


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