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bas-relief sculpture in which the carved parts are raised only slightly from a flat background.
high relief in friezes and the like, the projection of sculptured figures by about one half of their natural depth.
low relief sculptural relief that projects slightly from the background; bas-relief.
relief map a map on which topography is indicated by using three dimensions, varied or graded colors, or shadings.
relief pitcher in baseball, a pitcher brought into a game to relieve another pitcher, often at a crucial moment. [2 definitions]
relief valve a valve that opens automatically to relieve pressure, as in a boiler; safety valve.