relief map

noun
a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines.

Origin:
1875–80

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relief map
 
n
a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours

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relief map   (rĭ-lēf')  Pronunciation Key 
A map that depicts land configuration, often with contour lines. Some relief maps are three-dimensional.
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Example sentences
Help students understand the information on the shaded relief map.
Have students look at the shaded relief map in the map packet.
Paste these on top of each other to get a relief map of the mountain.
Between the chapel and the burial area, a bronze relief map recalls military operations in the region.
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