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contour interval

the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map. Unabridged
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contour interval

the difference in altitude represented by the space between two contour lines on a map
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Contemporary definitions for contour interval

any of the spaces between vertical lines on a topographic map or globe; the difference in elevation such an interval represents


Small contour intervals are used for flat areas; larger intervals are used for mountainous terrain.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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