- nouna map having contour lines through points of equal elevation• Syn: ↑contour map• Hypernyms: ↑map
* * *noun, pl ⋯ maps [count]: a map that uses different colors or textures to show the height or depth of mountains, hills, valleys, etc.
* * *reˈlief map [relief map relief maps] nouna map that uses various colours, etc. to show the different heights of hills, valleys, etc.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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Relief map — may refer to:*Raised relief map, a three dimensional representation of terrain *Relief mapping, the portrayal of the three dimensional geometry of terrain by simulating shadows *Topographic map, a portrayal of the earth s surface *Cartographic… … Wikipedia
relief map — relief′ map n. geo a map showing the relief of an area, usu. by generalized contour lines • Etymology: 1875–80 … From formal English to slang
relief map — ► NOUN 1) a map indicating hills and valleys by shading rather than by contour lines alone. 2) a map model with elevations and depressions representing hills and valleys … English terms dictionary
relief map — a map showing by color, raised areas, etc., the different heights of landforms, as hills and valleys … English World dictionary
relief map — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms relief map : singular relief map plural relief maps a map that shows hills and mountains in a way that makes them easy to see … English dictionary
relief map — map that shows the various heights of land forms using color shading and lines … English contemporary dictionary
relief map — /rəˈlif mæp/ (say ruh leef map) noun a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalised contour lines … Australian English dictionary
relief map — noun Date: 1876 a map representing topographic relief … New Collegiate Dictionary
relief map — a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines. [1875 80] * * * … Universalium
relief map — re lief map n a map that shows the different heights of mountains, valleys etc by printing them in a different colour or by raising some parts … Dictionary of contemporary English