[usu. in sing. ] the nature and relative arrangement of places and physical features : knowing the geography andtopology of the battlefield.
of or relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area : thetopographical features of the river valley.
a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole.
(usu. contours) an outline, esp. one representing or bounding the shape or form of something : she traced the contours of his face with her finger. | figurative the contours of American life.