one of the feathers that form the surface plumage of a bird, including those of the wings and tail but excluding such specialized types as downs and filoplumes.
any of the feathers that cover the body of an adult bird, apart from the wings and tail, and determine its shape
noun, Mathematics. 1. integration in the complex plane about a closed curve of finite length.
noun 1. the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map. noun 1. the difference in altitude represented by the space between two contour lines on a map noun any of the spaces between vertical lines on a topographic map or globe; the difference in elevation such an interval represents Examples […]
noun 1. a line joining points of equal elevation on a surface. 2. the representation of such a line on a map. 3. Mathematics. a line parallel to a trace. Compare 1 (def 11). noun 1. a line on a map or chart joining points of equal height or depth Often shortened to contour contour […]
noun 1. a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface. noun See topographic map contour map A map that shows elevations above sea level and surface features of the land by means of contour […]