Translation of contour in Spanish:

contour

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːntʊr; ˈkɒntʊə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (outline) contorno (masculine)
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    • Go through the gate and take the path which heads west and then northwest following the contours of a small hill.
    • Lesson number two was how easy it is to be led away from your course by old tracks and the natural contours in the land.
    • Before the invention of the fridge, the track, artfully cut into the contours of the hill, was used by muleteers to haul down snow to be stored in a deep pit, which can still be seen.
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    • If combined with the airborne laser scanner, the data can be used to develop digital terrain models, contours, intensity images and other elevation representations.
    • In many cases the scale is not given, and in the littorals the bottom depth contours are not identified.
    • Yet the map shows a broad swathe of relatively flat land skirting the foothills of the mountain at the 100ft / 33m contour, and extending up to Bundoran.
    1.2
    (contours plural)
    (curves) curvas (feminine plural)
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    • There is an almost abstract flavour to his creations - speedy outlines and contours take shape on the canvas as he moves about in a blur.
    • Angles and curves, shapes and contours fascinate young minds.
    • But Rosa's life is also a very modern one, its broad contours shaped by global economic forces and its details modified by individual needs and personal enterprise.
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    • A built-in Mathematica algorithm was used to fit contours to a lattice of values calculated by numerical solution of Equation 11 and Equation 12.
    • The contours show that the steepest gradients surround the Earth and Sun, with the five Earth Lagrange Points located in equilibrium regions with relatively gentle gradient.
    • On a map without contours, two communities cut off from one another by an impassable mountain may appear as close neighbours.
    1.3contour (line) curva (feminine) de nivel, cota (feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (shape) moldear 1.2 [road/railway] construir* siguiendo las curvas del terreno 1.3 [map] acotar

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