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isohyet

[ahy-suh-hahy-uh t]
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noun Meteorology.
  1. a line drawn on a map connecting points having equal rainfall at a certain time or for a stated period.

Origin of isohyet

1895–1900; iso- + -hyet < Greek hyetós rain
Related formsi·so·hy·et·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Isohyetal, ī-so-hī′e-tal, n. an imaginary line connecting places which have an equal annual rainfall.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for isohyetal

isohyet

noun
  1. a line on a map connecting places having equal rainfall

Word Origin

C19: from iso- + -hyet, from Greek huetos rain
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isohyetal in Science

isohyet

[ī′sō-hīĭt]
  1. A line drawn on a weather map connecting points that receive equal amounts of precipitation during a given period of time.
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