HyperDic: contour

English > 4 senses of the word contour:
NOUNcommunicationcontour, contour linea line drawn on a map connecting points / points of equal height
attributecontour, shape, form, configuration, conformationany spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
cognitioncontoura feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
VERBcreationcontourform the contours of
contour > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntuh.r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > contour: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA line drawn on a map connecting points / points of equal height.
Synonymcontour line
NarrowerthalwegA line following the lowest points / points of a valley
Broaderisometric line, isometricA line connecting isometric points / points
Spanishcontorno, isohipsa, isolínea, línea de nivel
Catalancorba de nivell, isohipsa
Verbscontourform the contours of
English > contour: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline).
Synonymsshape, form, configuration, conformation
AttributescrookedHaving or marked by bends or angles
straightHaving no deviations
NarrowerangularityThe property possessed by a shape that has angles
concavity, concavenessThe property possessed by a concave shape
convexity, convexnessThe property possessed by a convex shape
crookednessHaving or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
curvature, curveThe property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
dullness, bluntnessWithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
lobularityThe property of having lobules
narrowingAn instance of becoming narrow
roundnessThe property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
sharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
straightnessfreedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
stratificationA layered configuration
topographyThe configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
Broaderspatial property, spatialityAny property relating to or occupying space
Spanishconfiguración, conformación, contorno, forma
Catalanconfiguració, forma
Verbscontourform the contours of
English > contour: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure.
Examples
  • "the contours of the melody"
  • "it defines a major contour of this administration"
Broaderfeature, characteristicA prominent attribute or aspect of something
English > contour: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningform the contours of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowerstreamlinecontour economically or efficiently
Broaderdelineate, limn, outlinetrace the shape of
Nounscontourany spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
contoura line drawn on a map connecting points / points of equal height

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