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(English) Short lines on topographic or nautical charts to indicate the slope of the ground or submarine bottom; inward-pointing short lines or 'ticks' around the circumference of a closed contour indicating a depression or a minimum.
(French) Lignes courtes sur les cartes topographiques ou nautiques pour indiquer la pente du sol ou du fond sous-marin ; lignes courtes qui pointent vers l’intérieur d'un contour fermé et qui indiquent une dépression ou un minimum de profondeur.
linhas cartográficas
(Portuguese) Pequenas linhas numa carta topográfica ou náutica que indicam a inclinação do terreno ou do fundo oceânico.

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