isocheim

or i·so·chime

[ ahy-suh-kahym ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌkaɪm /

noun Climatology.

a line on a map connecting points that have the same mean winter temperature.

Nearby words

  1. isocarpic,
  2. isocellular,
  3. isocephalic,
  4. isoceraunic,
  5. isochasm,
  6. isochor,
  7. isochore,
  8. isochromatic,
  9. isochromatophil,
  10. isochromosome

Origin of isocheim

1860–65; iso- + -cheim < Greek cheîma winter cold

Related formsi·so·chei·mal, i·so·chei·me·nal [ahy-suh-kahy-muh-nl] /ˌaɪ səˈkaɪ mə nl/, i·so·cheim·ic, i·so·chi·mal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for isocheim

isocheim

isochime

/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌkaɪm) /

noun

a line on a map connecting places with the same mean winter temperature
Derived Formsisocheimal, isocheimenal or isochimal, adjective

Word Origin for isocheim

C19: from iso- + Greek kheima winter weather

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