Definition of contour map in English:

contour map

noun

  • A map marked with contour lines.

    • ‘Each contour map is created for a specific unit.’
    • ‘When a bulldozer driver excavates a building site, he's guided by a few stakes in the ground and a contour map.’
    • ‘‘You can actually do a contour map, and you can have a game plan so that you have appropriate elevation levels,’ Dr. Schafer said.’
    • ‘This is a two- or three-dimensional contour map, which, while not showing the actual structure, does give information about any repeating pattern of higher density in the structure.’
    • ‘And it's beautiful, it's as though I showed you a photograph, a beautiful contour map of the ocean floor.’
    • ‘The contour map also reveals a linear trend that runs parallel to the zone but some 40-50 km to the southeast’
    • ‘I saw your doodle today and have to say that it looks like an individual contour from a contour map of steep terrain.’

Pronunciation:

contour map

/ˈkänto͝o(ə)r map/