iso·​hy·​et | \ ˌī-sō-ˈhī-ət How to pronounce isohyet (audio) \

Definition of isohyet

: a line on a map or chart connecting areas of equal rainfall

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isohyetal \ ˌī-​sō-​ˈhī-​ə-​təl How to pronounce isohyet (audio) \ adjective

Examples of isohyet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Powell had drawn an isohyet, a line connecting areas that experience equal volumes of annual rainfall. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 The man who had previously limited himself to describing the topographic and geologic formations of the western lands had now waded directly into populist politics, driven by isohyets and tables of rainfall-per-acre statistics. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of isohyet

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for isohyet

International Scientific Vocabulary is- + Greek hyetos rain, from hyein to rain; probably akin to Tocharian B swese rain

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The first known use of isohyet was in 1899

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“Isohyet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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