Contour and Outline

Contour

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Contour noun – A line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface.
Usage example: a car with flowing contours

Outline is a synonym for contour in appearance topic. In some cases you can use "Outline" instead the word "Contour" as a noun or a verb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like edge. popular alternative
Nearby Words: contoured, contouring
Synonyms for Contour

Outline

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Outline noun – A line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface.
Usage example: place your hand on the paper and draw an outline around it

Contour is a synonym for outline in appearance topic. You can use "Contour" instead the word "Outline" as a noun or a verb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as form, shape, edge, silhouette. popular alternative
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline

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general general contour general outline
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