isothermal

or i·so·ther·mic

[ ahy-suh-thur-muh l ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈθɜr məl /
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adjective

occurring at constant temperature.
pertaining to an isotherm.

noun

Meteorology. an isotherm.

Nearby words

  1. isotach,
  2. isotactic,
  3. isoteniscope,
  4. isothere,
  5. isotherm,
  6. isothermal process,
  7. isothermobath,
  8. isothiocyanate,
  9. isotimic,
  10. isotone

Origin of isothermal

1820–30; < French isotherme isothermal (< Greek iso- iso- + thérmē heat) + -al1

Related formsi·so·ther·mal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for isothermal

isothermal

/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈθɜːməl) /

adjective

(of a process or change) taking place at constant temperature
of or relating to an isotherm

noun

another word for isotherm
Derived Formsisothermally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for isothermal

isothermal

1826 (adj.); 1852 (n.), from French isotherme (see isotherm) + -al (1).

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Medicine definitions for isothermal

isothermal

[ ī′sə-thûrməl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or indicating equal or constant temperatures.

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Science definitions for isothermal

isothermal

[ ī′sə-thûrməl ]

Relating to or indicating equal or constant temperatures.
Relating to a process, usually changes of pressure and volume, occurring at a constant temperature and following Boyle's Law.
Relating to an isotherm.
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