contour interval


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. contortive,
  2. contour,
  3. contour curtain,
  4. contour feather,
  5. contour integration,
  6. contour line,
  7. contour map,
  8. contour ploughing,
  9. contour sheet,
  10. contoured

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British Dictionary definitions for contour interval

contour interval

noun

the difference in altitude represented by the space between two contour lines on a map
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