contour map


noun

a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface.

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Origin of contour map

First recorded in 1860–65
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Scientific definitions for contour map

contour map

A map that shows elevations above sea level and surface features of the land by means of contour lines.
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