• synonyms


See more synonyms for isochronal on Thesaurus.com
  1. equal or uniform in time.
  2. performed in equal intervals of time.
  3. characterized by motions or vibrations of equal duration.
Show More

Origin of isochronal

1670–80; < New Latin isochron(us) (< Greek isóchronos equal in age or time; see iso-, chron-) + -al1
Related formsi·soch·ro·nal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for isochronal

Historical Examples

  • Isochronal, ī-sok′ron-al, adj. of equal time: performed in equal times—also Isoch′ronous.

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


  • It is often supposed that hairsprings having exactly even coils are correct for close position and isochronal rating.

  • A trombone blatted—there was the staccato tuck of a snare drum, and the boom of a bass drum came in with isochronal beats.

British Dictionary definitions for isochronal



  1. having the same duration; equal in time
  2. occurring at equal time intervals; having a uniform period of vibration or oscillation
Show More
Derived Formsisochronally or isochronously, adverbisochronism, noun

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin isochronus, from Greek isokhronos, from iso- + khronos time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012