isochrone

[ ahy-suh-krohn ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌkroʊn /

noun

a line, as on a map, connecting all points having some property simultaneously, as in having the same delay in receiving a radio signal from a given source or requiring the same time to be reached by available transportation from a given center.

Nearby words

  1. isochromatic,
  2. isochromatophil,
  3. isochromosome,
  4. isochron,
  5. isochronal,
  6. isochronia,
  7. isochronism,
  8. isochronize,
  9. isochronous,
  10. isochrony

Origin of isochrone

1690–1700; back formation from isochronous or isochronal

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British Dictionary definitions for isochrone

isochrone

/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌkrəʊn) /

noun

a line on a map or diagram connecting places from which it takes the same time to travel to a certain point
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