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Definition 1: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where contour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could barely make out their shapes

Synonyms for contour in the sense of this definition

(contour is a kind of ...) any property relating to or occupying space

(... is a kind of contour ) thinness of edge or fineness of point

(... is a kind of contour ) a layered configuration

(... is a kind of contour ) having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

(... is a kind of contour ) freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles

(... is a kind of contour ) the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular

(... is a kind of contour ) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

(... is a kind of contour ) an instance of becoming narrow

(... is a kind of contour ) the property possessed by a shape that has angles

(... is a kind of contour ) the property possessed by a convex shape

(... is a kind of contour ) the property possessed by a concave shape

(... is a kind of contour ) the property of having lobules

(... is a kind of contour ) the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

(... is a kind of contour ) without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

"the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"

(... are attributes of contour) having no deviations

"straight lines" "straight roads across the desert" "straight teeth" "straight shoulders"

(... are attributes of contour) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

"crooked country roads" "crooked teeth"

Definition 2: a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where contour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the contours of the melody
  • it defines a major contour of this administration

(contour is a kind of ...) a prominent attribute or aspect of something

"the map showed roads and other features" "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

Definition 3: a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for contour in the sense of this definition

(contour is a kind of ...) a line connecting isometric points

(... is a kind of contour ) a line following the lowest points of a valley

Definition 4: form the contours of - [verb of creation]

(contour is a kind of ...) trace the shape of

(... is a kind of contour ) contour economically or efficiently

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