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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or indicating equal or constant temperatures.
  • adjective Of or designating changes of pressure and volume at constant temperature.
  • adjective Of or relating to an isotherm.
  • noun An isotherm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In crystallography, applied to the lines on a crystal face, or more generally to the surfaces in a crystal, which measure the rate of heat-conductivity, these lines or surfaces being characterized by equal degrees of temperature when heat is applied at a certain point.
  • noun In thermodynamics, a line or curve determined by the equation of state (pv = RT) of a system, when T has any constant value; a line of equal temperatures.
  • noun In spectrophotometry, a curve showing the distribution of intensities in the spectrum of a source of light maintained at constant temperature. Also called isotherm.
  • Of the same degree of heat; of the same temperature; in physical geography, pertaining to or marking equality of temperature; exhibiting the geographical distribution of temperature: as, an isothermal line; the isothermal relations of different continents; an isothermal chart. Also isothermous.
  • noun An isothermal line; an isotherm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to equality of temperature, or an isotherm.
  • adjective (Phys. Geog.) Having reference to the geographical distribution of temperature, as exhibited by means of isotherms
  • adjective A line drawn on a diagram of energy such that its ordinates represent the pressures of a substance corresponding to various volumes, while the absolute temperature is maintained at a constant value.
  • adjective spaces on opposite sides of the equator having the same mean temperature, and bounded by corresponding isothermal lines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a process that takes place at constant temperature
  • adjective Of or pertaining to an isotherm
  • noun geography An isotherm

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of a process or change taking place at constant temperature

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  • Republicanism, will _inevitably_ control the Mississippi river and master the destinies of all soil above the so-called isothermal line, and probably of much below it.

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