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isopiestic

[ ahy-soh-pahy-es-tik ]
/ ˌaɪ soʊ paɪˈɛs tɪk /

adjective

of or noting equal pressure; isobaric.

Nearby words

isophagy, isophone, isophoria, isophote, isophthalic acid, isopiestic, isoplastic, isoplastic graft, isopleth, isopod, isopolity

Origin of isopiestic

1870–75; iso- + Greek piest(ós) compressible (verbid of piézein to press) + -ic
Related formsi·so·pi·es·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for isopiestic

isopiestic

/ (ˌaɪsəʊpaɪˈɛstɪk) /

adjective

a line on a map connecting places with equal ground water pressure
Derived Formsisopiestically, adverb

Word Origin for isopiestic

C19: from iso- + Greek piestos compressible, from piezein to press
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