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isothermal

or i·so·ther·mic

[ ahy-suh-thur-muhl ]

adjective

  1. occurring at constant temperature.
  2. pertaining to an isotherm.


noun

  1. Meteorology. an isotherm.

isothermal

/ ˌaɪsəʊˈθɜːməl /

adjective

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


noun

  1. another word for isotherm

isothermal

/ ī′sə-thûrməl /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌisoˈthermally, adverb
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Other Words From

  • iso·thermal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of isothermal1

1820–30; < French isotherme isothermal (< Greek iso- iso- + thérmē heat) + -al 1
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Example Sentences

One school also used a test called loop-mediated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, which, like PCR, measures viral DNA to identify infections.

The authors had assumed an isothermal atmosphere — — but I put the real atmosphere into the code.

This is just following the isothermal line, and proves that the peccary cannot endure the rigours of a severe winter climate.

For tubes of uniform section m is constant; for steady motion W is constant; and for isothermal expansion τ is constant.

The isothermal lines of mean temperature do not supply a graduated measure of the effects of temperature on animal life.

The same isothermal line, passes through Prussia and Poland, the finest grain countries of Europe.

Its limits appear to conform more to isothermal lines, than to the rigid lines of geometry.

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isothermisothermal process