relief map


Definition of relief map

: a map representing topographic relief

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Recent Examples on the Web Renovation of the museum’s Smith Environmental Courtyard, which will include a paved area with a relief map of the Cuyahoga River watershed and a one-story-high waterfall, also is slated for completion in December. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Cleveland Museum of Natural History lays off 26 employees due to coronavirus shutdown, economic slump," 12 June 2020 The first-ever relief map of the sea floor was published by Lamont in 1977 from measurements taken in part on the Vema. Richard Schiffman, New York Times, "The Lab That Discovered Global Warming Has Good News and Bad News," 24 Apr. 2020 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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“Relief map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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