isothermal or i·so·ther·mic [ahy-suh-thur-muh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- occurring at constant temperature.
- pertaining to an isotherm.
- Meteorology. an isotherm.
Origin of isothermal 1820–30; French isotherme isothermal (Greek iso- iso- + thérmē heat) + -al1 Related formsi·so·ther·mal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for isothermal Historical Examples of isothermal
Has the isothermal line any relation to the number of millionaires?
Frank A. Fetter
Reference is here invited to Humboldt’s thermal and isothermal lines.
W. H. Davenport Adams
The isothermal solubility curves, also, have a similar form.
The other isothermal curves can be followed in a similar manner.
In this figure ak′b is an isothermal, ak″ is the curve for the binary system, and K is the ternary critical point.
British Dictionary definitions for isothermal isothermal adjective
- (of a process or change) taking place at constant temperature
- of or relating to an isotherm
- another word for isotherm
Derived Formsisothermally, adverb Word Origin and History for isothermal
isothermal in Medicine isothermal [ī′sə-thûr′məl] adj.
- Of, relating to, or indicating equal or constant temperatures.
isothermal in Science isothermal [ī′sə-thûr′məl]
- 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.