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Contour line   /kˈɑntˌʊr laɪn/   Listen
Contour line

A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height.  Synonym: contour.

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"Contour line" Quotes from Famous Books

... between, like a submarine volcanic rift. In England the southeastern plain and the northwestern uplands have been repeatedly arrayed against each other, from the Roman conquest which embraced the lowlands up to about the 500-foot contour line,[79] through the War of the Roses and the Civil War,[80] to the struggle for the repeal of the Corn Laws and the great Reform Bill of 1832.[81] Though the boundary lines have been only roughly the same and each district has contained opponents of the dominant ...
— Influences of Geographic Environment - On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography • Ellen Churchill Semple

Words linked to "Contour line" :   isometric line, thalweg, isometric

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