There are 2 translations of contour in Spanish:

contour1

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːntʊr; ˈkɒntʊə(r)/

n

  • 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 (f) de nivel, cota (f) (before noun/delante del nombre) contour map mapa (masculine) acotado or topográfico

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There are 2 translations of contour in Spanish:

contour2

vt

  • 1.1 (shape) moldear
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    • Incidentally, all the car's seats are contoured and similar to those shaped for motor sport, providing all-round support.
    • Surgeons have advanced in technique to shape and contour the deeper facial tissues and resuspend them.
    • Offer quality leather that is highly contoured or very soft to conform to a woman's body.
    1.2 [Civil Engineering/Ingeniería Civil] [road/railway] construir* siguiendo las curvas del terreno
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    • These roads contoured steep slopes above streams, and the aspect measured was that of the prevailing slope.
    • There were level parts contouring along the hillside where I sauntered past brilliant wildflowers or sharply aromatic herbs.
    • The route continued contouring the south coast, the border regions, and the north coast on return to Dili.
    1.3 [map] acotar
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    • It is important to note that these maps were hand contoured, and contour software packages were not used due to accuracy and availability of data in some units.
    • These spheres are then used to compute a three-dimensional density map which, when contoured, defines the surface of the gap region.
    • A full colour photograph, contoured map and additional facts about the history, geology and wildlife of the area accompany each route.

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Cultural fact of the day

The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.