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Noun: contour  'kón,tor or 'kón,tûr
  1. A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    - contour line
  2. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    "he could barely make out their contours";
    - shape, form, configuration, conformation
  3. 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"
Verb: contour  'kón,tor or 'kón,tûr
  1. Form the contours of

Derived forms: contours, contouring, contoured

See also: crooked, straight

Type of: characteristic, delineate, feature, isometric, isometric line, limn, outline, spatial property, spatiality

Encyclopedia: Contour