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isotherm

[ ahy-suh-thurm ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌθɜrm /
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noun
Meteorology. a line on a weather map or chart connecting points having equal temperature.
Also called isothermal line .Physics. a curve on which every point represents the same temperature.
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Origin of isotherm

First recorded in 1855–60; back formation from isothermal
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British Dictionary definitions for isotherm

isotherm
/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌθɜːm) /

noun
a line on a map linking places of equal temperature
physics a curve on a graph that connects points of equal temperature
Also called: isothermal, isothermal line
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Scientific definitions for isotherm

isotherm
[ īsə-thûrm′ ]

A line drawn on a weather map connecting points that have the same temperature. Each point can mark one temperature reading or an average of several readings.
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