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Contour

Con`tour´
n.1.The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.
Titian's coloring and contours.
- A. Drummond.
2.(Mil.) The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.
Contour feathers
(Zool.) those feathers that form the general covering of a bird.
Contour of ground
(Surv.) the outline of the surface of ground with respect to its undulation, etc.
Contour line
(Topographical Suv.) the line in which a horizontal plane intersects a portion of ground, or the corresponding line in a map or chart.
Noun1.contour - a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
Synonyms: contour line
2.contour - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
3.contour - a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration"
Verb1.contour - form the contours of
broad lines, configuration, delineate, delineation, features, figuration, figure, framework, galbe, gestalt, limn, line, lineaments, lineation, lines, main features, outline, profile, relief, shapes, silhouette, skeleton, tournure
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Contra
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Contra non volentem agere nulla currit praescriptio
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