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relief map

a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines.
Origin of relief map
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This monstrosity turned out to be a relief-map of Palestine.

  • The garden looked like a relief-map now, and gave no indication of what it would be in August; such a jungle!

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • A huge horizon of water surrounded Phina Island, which lay unrolled like a relief-map at his feet.

    Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for relief-map

relief map

a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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relief map
A map that depicts land configuration, often with contour lines. Some relief maps are three-dimensional.
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