isothermal

adjective
iso·​ther·​mal | \ ˌī-sə-ˈthər-məl How to pronounce isothermal (audio) \

Definition of isothermal

1 : of, relating to, or marked by equality of temperature
2 : of, relating to, or marked by changes of volume or pressure under conditions of constant temperature

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Other Words from isothermal

isothermally \ ˌī-​sə-​ˈthər-​mə-​lē How to pronounce isothermally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of isothermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The test, which uses a method different from PCR, called isothermal nucleic acid amplification, can deliver results in five to 13 minutes. NBC News, "Questions about COVID-19 test accuracy raised across the testing spectrum," 15 May 2020 When hit by lightning, these rocks would undergo a process called isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM), which altered their magnetic properties. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Fascinating History of Magnetism Goes Back Even Longer Than We Thought," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of isothermal

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for isothermal

French isotherme, from is- + -therme (from Greek thermos hot) — more at therm

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“Isothermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isothermal. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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isothermal

adjective
iso·​ther·​mal | \ ˌī-sə-ˈthər-məl How to pronounce isothermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of isothermal

1 : of, relating to, or marked by equality of temperature
2 : of, relating to, or marked by changes of volume or pressure under conditions of constant temperature

Other Words from isothermal

isothermally \ -​mə-​lē How to pronounce isothermally (audio) \ adverb

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