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contour interval

noun
1.
the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map.
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contour interval

noun
1.
the difference in altitude represented by the space between two contour lines on a map
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Contemporary definitions for contour-interval
noun

any of the spaces between vertical lines on a topographic map or globe; the difference in elevation such an interval represents

Examples

Small contour intervals are used for flat areas; larger intervals are used for mountainous terrain.

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