contour map


Definition of contour map

: a map having contour lines

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Examples of contour map in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many locals don’t put much stock in the models Massport uses to create noise contour maps, published in massive reports long after the readings are taken. Chris Berdik,, "Is Boston getting noisier? This app is designed to help us find out," 15 May 2018 The test tower at the Mirror Lab uses interferometry to create contour maps of the glass surfaces. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Deep Space Eye in the Desert," 14 Feb. 2018 The waste near Sand Point looks like hills on contour maps of the seafloor, said Chris Gebhardt, a compliance officer for the EPA. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood processor will pay $300,000 fine for oversized fish waste piles at two Alaska plants," 2 Mar. 2018 The system creates a contour map of the glass surface. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Deep Space Eye in the Desert," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of contour map

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contour map was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Contour map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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