isophote

play
noun iso·phote \ˈī-sə-ˌfōt\

Definition of isophote

  1. :  a curve on a chart joining points of equal light intensity from a given source

isophotal

play \ˌī-sə-ˈfō-təl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of isophote

International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -phote (from Greek phōt-, phōs light) — more at fancy


First Known Use: circa 1909


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up isophote? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!