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contour

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.tɔːr/ us    /ˈkɑːn.tʊr/
the shape of a mass of land or other object, especially its surface or the shape formed by its outer edge: the rugged contour of the coast He studied the contours of her face. Her latest collection of swimwear shows off the contours of the human body to perfection. specialized ( also contour line) geography a line on a map that joins points of equal height or depth, in a way that shows high and low areas of land: a 400 ft contour line This map has contours marked at 250-metre intervals.
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