[ ahy-suh-hahy-uh t ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət /

noun Meteorology.

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

Origin of isohyet

1895–1900; iso- + -hyet < Greek hyetós rain
Related formsi·so·hy·et·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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Science definitions for 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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