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con·tour

(kon'tūr),
1. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
2. In dentistry, to restore the normal outlines or form of a tooth, or to create the external shape or form of a prosthesis.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]

con·tour

(kon'tūr)
1. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
2. dentistry To restore the normal outlines of a broken or otherwise misshapen tooth, or to create the external shape or form of a prosthesis.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]

contour 

The outline of a part of a retinal image where the light intensity changes abruptly corresponding to the boundaries of objects in the visual field. The physiological basis of contour perception and edge detection is thought to be mediated by the responses of complex and hypercomplex cells in area V1 of the primary visual cortex.
Illusory contour's (subjective contours) are contours perceived in the absence of a lightness or colour difference as in the Kanizsa figure. They are thought to be processed in area V2 of the visual cortex. See visual association areas; parvocellular visual system.
contour interaction See Glasgow acuity cards; crowding phenomenon.

con·tour

(kon'tūr)
1. In dentistry, to restore normal outlines or form of a tooth or create external shape or form of a prosthesis.
2. The outline of a part; the surface configuration.
[L. con- (intens.), + torno, to turn (in a lathe), fr. tornus, a lathe]
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Moreover, of the methods that do consider all available geomorphic information, many are still unable to process cells in the region of mountaintops or depressions, which are often enclosed by only one contour line (Xiao and Liu, 2012; Xie et al., 2003).
Contour the sides of your forehead to make your hairline appear narrower and under your jaw bone to reduce the sharpness of your face.
Contour's revenues for the year ended 30 June 2015 were GBP10.7m generating a pre-tax profit of GBP 1.1m on a reported basis, and an underlying profit before tax of GBP 1.8m.
To solve the problem of color deviation and aliasing of contour lines caused in the printing and scanning processes, Khotanzad and Zink used the color key set technique to make up for color distortions on topographic maps so as to improve the image segmentation results.
Of course, there are many laughs as students start out on the blind contour drawing journey, but soon they all become focused and the work begins to take shape--literally!
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By the turn of the century, the background of the bags were flat-stitched and the contour technique was limited to the design elements (photo 7).
Contour Airlines has announced it has added flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland and Las Vegas beginning May 15, 2019, the company said.
He even shared a makeup advice, too: 'The higher the eyebrows, the better.' He also joked that contour (which he did twice) was made famous by travel agencies.