contour - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈkɒntʊə(r)/
singularcontour
pluralcontours
  1. 1
    [often plural] the shape of the outside edge of something
  2. 2

    contour

    or

    contour line

    a line on a map joining points that are the same height above or below sea level. The lines are used for showing hills, mountains, and valleys.