[ ahy-suh-hahy-uh t ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət /
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
Words nearby isohyet
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Example sentences from the Web for isohyetal
Isohyetal, ī-so-hī′e-tal, n. an imaginary line connecting places which have an equal annual rainfall.
British Dictionary definitions for isohyetal
/ (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 isohyetal
[ 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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