isotherm

noun
iso·​therm | \ ˈī-sə-ˌthərm How to pronounce isotherm (audio) \

Definition of isotherm

1 : a line on a map or chart of the earth's surface connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or the same mean temperature for a given period
2 : a line on a chart representing changes of volume or pressure under conditions of constant temperature

Examples of isotherm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joining the exodus were a 70-year-old Syrian grandmother with only flip-flops to protect her feet from piercing cold and a six-day-old baby from Afghanistan wrapped in an isotherm bag. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Refugees Stream Across Turkey, Trying to Enter the EU," 4 Mar. 2020 The isotherm lines on Humboldt’s map had ups and downs that deviated from lines of latitude. Greg Miller, Smithsonian, "The Pioneering Maps of Alexander von Humboldt," 16 Oct. 2019 Both locations sit at something called a zero degree isotherm, where the average air temperature hovers right around the freezing point of water. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "How Lightning Can Kill 300 Reindeer With One Strike," 30 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of isotherm

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for isotherm

French isotherme, adjective

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The first known use of isotherm was in 1859

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“Isotherm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isotherm. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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isotherm

noun
iso·​therm | \ ˈī-sə-ˌthərm How to pronounce isotherm (audio) \

Medical Definition of isotherm

: a line on a chart representing changes of volume or pressure under conditions of constant temperature

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