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isohyet

[ ahy-suh-hahy-uht ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət /
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noun Meteorology.

a line drawn on a map connecting points having equal rainfall at a certain time or for a stated period.

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Origin of isohyet

1895–1900; iso- + -hyet<Greek hyetós rain

OTHER WORDS FROM isohyet

i·so·hy·et·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isohyet

isohyet
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈhaɪɪt) /

noun

a line on a map connecting places having equal rainfall

Word Origin for isohyet

C19: from iso- + -hyet, from Greek huetos rain
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Scientific definitions for isohyet

isohyet
[ ī′sō-hīĭt ]

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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