AskDefine | Define isotherm

Dictionary Definition

isotherm n : an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time

User Contributed Dictionary



From the adjective isotherme 'of equal temperature', itself from iso- (from isos 'equal') + thermos 'warmth, heat'


  1. A line of equal or constant temperature on a graph or chart, such as a weather map.

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Extensive Definition

An isotherm may refer to: An isotherm is a line or surface that connects points of equal atmospheric temperature.
isotherm in Czech: Izotermický děj#Izoterma
isotherm in German: Isotherme
isotherm in French: Isotherme
isotherm in Dutch: Isotherm
isotherm in Polish: Izoterma (meteorologia)
isotherm in Russian: Изотерма
isotherm in Slovenian: Izoterma
isotherm in Serbian: Изотерма
isotherm in Ukrainian: Ізотерма

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air mass, anticyclone, cold front, cold sector, cyclone, front, high, high-pressure area, isobar, isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isothermal line, low, low-pressure area, occluded front, polar front, squall line, stationary front, warm front, weather map, wind-shift line
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