relief map


Definition of relief map

: a map representing topographic relief

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The sheets are torn down one by one over the course of the show, revealing tantalizing glimpses of what might be a relief map of Lear’s kingdom underneath. Kerry Reid,, "Review: A sharp ‘King Lear’ at Redtwist Theatre raises issues of aging, greed and power," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of relief map

1831, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of relief map

: a map that uses different colors or textures to show the height or depth of mountains, hills, valleys, etc.

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not constant or steady

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