Translation of contour in Spanish:

contour

contorno, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑnˌtʊr//ˈkɒntʊə/

noun

  • 1

    (outline)
    contorno masculine
    • Triangles provide stability and curved shapes soften the contours of objects.
    • We want to shape the contours of the research setting, by presenting the latest developments and by mapping the terrain of future exploration.
    • He was so perfectly shaped that all she wanted to do was trace the contours of his musculature and well formed face.
    • We take for granted the unique shapes and contours of ourselves, as easily as we forget, or perhaps don't consider, our ancestry.
    • The images were precisely to scale, the contours actual traces of the plants themselves.
    • No independent existence for women outside of the patriarchal system that shaped the contours of their lives was possible.
    • Previous generations of humankind have revelled in the shape, the contours of the female form, but now, women seem to be being educated towards a near-parody of what nature originally intended.
    • The painter believes that he is going beyond shapes, contours and colours.
    • The rooms have shapes and contours that seem determined to disorientate, although the overall effect is striking and seductive.
    • He traces the trajectory of the city's industrial growth and its rising immigrant population, describing how these processes in turn shaped the contours of class formation.
    • There is an almost abstract flavour to his creations - speedy outlines and contours take shape on the canvas as he moves about in a blur.
    • Events may have been shaped to fit the contours of a film script, but the emotional truth of the situations is vividly authentic.
    • But Rosa's life is also a very modern one, its broad contours shaped by global economic forces and its details modified by individual needs and personal enterprise.
    • A thick fluffy pillow was shaped to the contours of her head.
    • As feminist theorists in the 1980s and 1990s proliferated differences in order to better represent the contours of twentieth-century life, science kept pace.
    • It's the shapes rather than the contours which attract us in Piero's painting.
    • Angles and curves, shapes and contours fascinate young minds.
    • I traced the contours of it for a moment, wondering how much longer their dewy, life-like coloring would last.
    • Intensity modulated radiotherapy is a developing new technology which can produce an even distribution of radiation dose within a target volume which follows the contours of an irregularly shaped tumour.
    • Open linear shapes are the contours of nurses' stations, curved forms the sine waves of various organ-function monitors.
  • 2contours pl

    (curves)
    (feminine plural) curvas
    • A built-in Mathematica algorithm was used to fit contours to a lattice of values calculated by numerical solution of Equation 11 and Equation 12.
    • It is noteworthy that this map closely matches the petrographic contours of the geological map.
    • When I buy a house I get out the maps and study the contours, rejecting anything where there's the slightest chance of flooding.
    • On a map without contours, two communities cut off from one another by an impassable mountain may appear as close neighbours.
    • The contours show that the steepest gradients surround the Earth and Sun, with the five Earth Lagrange Points located in equilibrium regions with relatively gentle gradient.
  • 3also contour line

    curva de nivel feminine
    cota feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (shape)
    moldear
  • 2

    (railway/road) construir siguiendo las curvas del terreno
  • 3

    (map) acotar