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synonyms for contour

  • curve
  • silhouette
  • delineation
  • figuration
  • figure
  • form
  • lineament
  • lines
  • relief
  • shape
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There’s a broader struggle still underway over the contours of the regional order, and that is partly what motivates him.
ERDOGAN PITCHES HIMSELF AS MUSLIM WORLD’S NEW LEADERCHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 10, 2020OZY
Leather looks nice and lasts a lifetime, but it can’t retain a knife with the security of Kydex, a type of plastic that’s heat-molded to fit the exact contours of a specific knife model.
THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BUYING A KNIFEWES SILERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Because Kydex can snap around the blade’s rear and the handle’s contours, the material can be used to retain a knife in a variety of positions, including upside down, while still allowing you to quickly deploy it using a single hand.
THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BUYING A KNIFEWES SILERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
It uses 3D laser-sensor technology, also known as lidar, to capture the contours of a gymnast’s body.
A ROBOT REFEREE CAN REALLY KEEP ITS ‘EYE’ ON THE BALLKATHRYN HULICKAUGUST 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Magnetic field lines, imaginary contours that indicate the direction of the magnetic field at various locations, loop and cross over one another like well-mixed spaghetti.
THE PHYSICS OF SOLAR FLARES COULD HELP SCIENTISTS PREDICT IMMINENT OUTBURSTSEMILY CONOVERJULY 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
I hastily ran over the contour of the country we had passed through, and saw that indeed the spring must be its headwaters.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
The eagle disappeared into the air, while the soldier admired the curved contour of the panther.
A PASSION IN THE DESERTHONORE DE BALZAC
He banked left and followed the contour of the mountain, and found another group of soldiers camped near the pumice works.
THE FLAMING MOUNTAINHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
The rather flabby lines of his face had abruptly hardened over the firm contour below.
AVERAGE JONESSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTOUR

  • abut
  • adjoin
  • be adjacent to
  • bind
  • circumscribe
  • communicate
  • contour
  • decorate
  • define
  • delineate
  • edge
  • encircle
  • enclose
  • flank
  • frame
  • fringe
  • hem
  • join
  • line
  • march
  • margin
  • mark off
  • neighbor
  • outline
  • rim
  • set off
  • side
  • skirt
  • surround
  • touch
  • trim
  • verge
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