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contour map

noun
1.
a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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contour map  
A map that shows elevations above sea level and surface features of the land by means of contour lines.
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