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CONTOUR, n. The outline; the line that defines or terminates a figure.




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CONTOUR, n. The outline; the line that defines or terminates a figure.


CON-TOUR', n. [Fr. contour; It. contorno; Sp. id.; con and tour, torno, a turn.]

The outline; the line that defines or terminates a figure. – Encyc. Johnson.


Con*tour"
  1. The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.

    Titian's coloring and contours.
    A. Drummond.

  2. The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.

    Contour feathers (Zoöl.), those feathers that form the general covering of a bird. -- Contour of ground (Surv.), the outline of the surface of ground with respect to its undulation, etc. -- Contour line (Topographical Suv.), the line in which a horizontal plane intersects a portion of ground, or the corresponding line in a map or chart.

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Contour

CONTOUR, noun The outline; the line that defines or terminates a figure.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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sect

SECT, n. [L. Sp. secta; from L. seco, to cut off, to separate.]

1. A body or number of persons united in tenets, chiefly in philosophy or religion, but constituting a distinct party by holding sentiments different from those of other men. Most sects have originated in a particular perlon, who taught and propagated some peculiar notions in philosophy or religion, and who is considered to have been its founder. Among the jews, the principal sects were the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. In Greece were the Cynic sect, founded by Antisthenes; and the Academic sect, by Plato. The Academic sect gave birth to the Peripatetic, and a Cynic to the Stoic.

2. A cutting or coin. [Not used.]

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