relief map

relief map
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.

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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 — a map showing by color, raised areas, etc., the different heights of landforms, as hills and valleys …   English World dictionary

  • relief map — noun a 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 …   Useful english 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 …  

  • 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

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