contour interval

contour interval
noun
: the vertical distance between the elevations represented by adjacent contour lines on a map

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the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map.

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contour interval,
difference in height, measured vertically, between the contour lines on a map. Intervals are usually regular and uniform, as every 100, 500, or 1000 feet.

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