- a line drawn on a map through all points having the same numerical value, as of a population figure or geographic measurement.
Origin of isopleth
1905–10; < Greek isoplēthḗs equal in number, equivalent to iso- iso- + plêth(os) a great number + -ēs adj. suffix
Also called isarithm.
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- a line on a map connecting places registering the same amount or ratio of some geographical or meteorological phenomenon or phenomenaAlso called: isogram, isoline
C20: from Greek isoplēthēs equal in number, from iso- + plēthos multitude, great number
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