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gradient tints[′grād·ē·ənt ‚tins]
A series of color tints used on maps or charts to indicate relative heights or depths. Also known as elevation tints; hypsometric tints.
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A method of showing relief on maps and charts by coloring in different shades those parts that lie between different levels. Also called layer tinting. Sometimes referred to as elevation tint, altitude tint, and layer tint, color gradients, and gradient tints.
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