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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A line on a map that joins points of equal elevation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surveying, a line joining points of equal elevation on a surface; a line or level carried along the surface of a country or district at a uniform height above the sea-level.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geography A line on a map through points of equal elevation, often height above sea level.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

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