"contour" in the noun sense
1. contour, contour line
a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
2. shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline
"he could barely make out their shapes"
a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
"the contours of the melody"
"it defines a major contour of this administration"
"contour" in the verb sense
form the contours of
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