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  1. (Agriculture) Elevations or inequalities of a land surface, considered collectively. Land having no unevenness or differences of elevation is called level; gentle relief is called undulating, strong relief, rolling, and very strong relief, hilly. See also microrelief.
  2. (Architecture) Moldings and ornamentation projecting from the surface of a wall.
  3. (Fine Art) The projection of an image or form from its background. In painting or drawing, the apparent projection of parts conveying the illusion of three dimensions; in printing, any process in which ink impressions are produced from the high areas of a prepared printing block.