Contour consists of a viewer for bathymetric data. It displays a smattering of sample points which are transformed into a beautifully rendered 24-bit color surface representation. GPS support has been added using the gpsd library.
A contour nappy is also called a shaped nappy. This tends to be a flat nappy that has been shaped to fit more snugly then a flat nappy. These tend to be laid inside a waterproof wrap, or fastened with pins or a snappi. They can also be used as a booster or additional soaker inside another nappy.
A Lion Match Co. trademark for standard size matchcovers (20-stick) that were custom die-cut to the shape of the advertised product. The name Lion Contour Match appeared on the inside matchcover. The manumark on early issues also uses the word Contour. These were top-of-the-line as far as expense and design were concerned. Over 1150 varieties are known and collected. They were introduced in 1951 to compete with the Jewelite designs from Universal Match Corp., and discontinued in 1991. (See Jewelites).
the line that separates one area from another. You can think of contours as ALL the edges; the ones I call the "outside edges” of an object along with the additional edges you see within that shape or object. (Drawing Lesson 17)
A contour is a set of points which all have equal elevation. A "contour line" is an actual line which is drawn on a map. This depends on the "contour interval" for the map. However in topographic discussions, we can talk about any possible contour, not just the ones that are pre-drawn on the map. For example, on a map with a 100m contour interval, we can still discuss the 95 m contour.
a set of lines along the surface of the earth, typically approximating a circumnavigation of a transmitting antenna system, along which the detected signal strength received from a channel site is equal for a given polarization
An imaginary line on the surface of the ground at the same height above mean sea level throughout its length. Contour lines are drawn on maps to show the shape of the ground. Control Point. A point fixed during the initial survey of an area of ground; marked on Ordnance Survey maps by a small triangle, with the height.
A closed shape, part of an *outline. In most fonts, the letters S, i and B have one, two and three contours respectively. In TrueType, black (solid) contours are defined by clockwise control points, white contours (holes) are defined anti-clockwise. Note that while this is the reverse of PostScript fonts, many people are used to the clockwise black outlines presented by *Fontographer.
Generally, an outline or configuration of a body or surface. Often, the term is used for one of a set of lines (contour lines) drawn to represent the configuration of a surface; this is the case in meteorology, where a contour usually refers to a contour line of constant height on a constant-pressure surface. Sometimes, the term is more loosely used in the general sense of an isopleth. Compare profile.
The COmet Nucleus TOUR (CONTOUR) was a NASA Discovery-class space probe that failed shortly after launch. It had as its primary objective close fly-bys of two comet nuclei with the possibility of a fly-by of a third known comet or an as-yet-undiscovered comet. The two comets scheduled to be visited were Encke and Schwassmann-Wachmann-3, and the third target was d'Arrest.
farming- Field operations‹such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting‹on the contour, or at right angles to the natural slope to reduce soil erosion, protect soil fertility, and use water more efficiently.