isothermal

adjective

iso·​ther·​mal ˌī-sə-ˈthər-məl How to pronounce isothermal (audio)
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
isothermally adverb

Examples of isothermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, Figure 8 presents isothermal surface plots that show the effect that opening the AM machines’ build chambers has on air temperature, while Figure 9 shows how airflow is affected by opening the facility doors. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Jan. 2023 These isothermal surface plots show changes in temperature at 30 seconds (left) and 60 seconds (right) after opening the build chambers of every AM machine in the facility. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Jan. 2023 The container is then placed in a base unit, where the magic (technically, the isothermal amplification) happens. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2021 OriCiro’s technology allows researchers to skip those cumbersome processes by using an isothermal enzymatic reaction that only needs several hours of incubation. John Cumbers, Forbes, 6 July 2021 Next, the OriCiro Amp Kit amplifies assembled circular DNA molecules, up to 1 Mbp in size, through isothermal incubation. John Cumbers, Forbes, 6 July 2021 The test, which uses a method different from PCR, called isothermal nucleic acid amplification, can deliver results in five to 13 minutes. NBC News, 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, 6 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of isothermal was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Isothermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isothermal. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

isothermal

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