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contorno
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contorno(
kohn
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tohr
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (silhouette)
a. outline
Primero dibuja el contorno de la cabeza, y luego añade los detalles.First draw an outline of the head, and then add the details.
2. (geography)
a. contour
Este mapa topográfico muestra los contornos y las alturas del valle.This topographic map shows the contours and elevations of the valley.
3. (measurement)
a. girth
El árbol tiene un contorno de 15.7 metros.The girth of the tree is 15.7 meters around.
4. (of a coin)
a. edge
En el contorno de la moneda está grabada la frase "un peso".The edge of the coin bears the inscription "un peso."
contornos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (periphery)
a. outskirts
Las fábricas están ubicadas en los contornos de la ciudad.The factories are located on the outskirts of the city.
b. environs
En los contornos del pueblo hay un gran número de lagos.The environs of the town are covered with lakes.
c. surrounding area
Planeamos comprar una casa pequeña en los contornos de París.We want to buy a small house in the surrounding area of Paris.
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contorno
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mathematics)
a. contour
2. (línea)
a. outline
contorno de cinturawaist (measurement)
contorno de pechobust (measurement)
el contorno accidentado de la islathe ragged coastline of the island
contornosneighborhood
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contorno
1 (perfil) outline; (Geografía) contour; [de moneda] edge;
2 (medida) girth
el contorno de cintura es de 26 pulgadas her waist measurement is 26 inches; el contorno de un árbol the girth of a tree
3 contornos neighbourhood
singular
; (s)
neighborhood
singular
; (s) (EEUU)
surrounding area
singular
; (s)
Caracas y sus contornos Caracas and its environs; en estos contornos in these parts; hereabouts
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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