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relief map

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  1. a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines.
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Origin of relief map

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples of relief map

  • This monstrosity turned out to be a relief-map of Palestine.

    The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3


  • The garden looked like a relief-map now, and gave no indication of what it would be in August; such a jungle!

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • A huge horizon of water surrounded Phina Island, which lay unrolled like a relief-map at his feet.

    Godfrey Morgan

    Jules Verne

British Dictionary definitions for relief map

relief map

  1. a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours
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relief map in Science

relief map

  1. A map that depicts land configuration, often with contour lines. Some relief maps are three-dimensional.
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