verb (used with object)
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Origin of contour
OTHER WORDS FROM contourre·con·tour, verb (used with object)un·con·toured, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for contour
In all maps that are to be contoured some plane, called the datum plane, must be used to which all contours are referred.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
The scientific value of these contoured maps is fully recognized.
To ensure the utmost strength in the machines themselves they are contoured in ample curves.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Contoured: An irregular but smoothly undulating surface, resembling the surface of a relief map.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Stillwell commenced a contoured plane-table survey of the neighbourhood of Winter Quarters.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for contour
- See contour line
- (as modifier)a contour map