[ ahy-suh-hahy-uht ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət /
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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 isohyeti·so·hy·et·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isohyet
/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈhaɪɪt) /
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
[ ī′sō-hī′ĭt ]
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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