Isopiestic
Isopiestic I`so*pi*es"tic, a. [Iso- + Gr. ? to press.] (Thermodynamics) Having equal pressure. [1913 Webster]

{Isopiestic lines}, lines showing, in a diagram, the relations of temperature and volume, when the elastic force is constant; -- called also {isobars}. [1913 Webster]


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  • isopiestic — [ī΄sō pī es′tik, ī΄səpī es′tik] adj. [< ISO + Gr piestos, compressible < piezein: see PIEZO ] indicating equal pressure n. ISOBAR …   English World dictionary

  • isopiestic — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌpī|estik adjective Etymology: is + piest (from Greek piestos compressible, from piezein to press) + ic more at piezo : of, relating to, or marked by equal pressure : isobaric * * * isopiestically, adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • isopiestic — adjective Etymology: is + Greek piestos, verbal of piezein to press more at piezo Date: 1873 of, relating to, or marked by equal pressure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isopiestic — isopiestically, adv. /uy soh puy es tik/, adj. of or noting equal pressure; isobaric. [1870 75; ISO + Gk piest(ós) compressible (verbid of piézein to press) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • isopiestic — adjective isobaric …   Wiktionary

  • isopiestic — line connecting points of equal pressure but varying temperature and volume Contour Lines …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • isopiestic — iso·pi·es·tic …   English syllables

  • isopiestic — Having equal pressure …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • isopiestic — /ˌaɪsoʊpiˈɛstɪk/ (say .uysohpee estik) adjective 1. isobaric; denoting equal pressure. –noun 2. → isobar (def. 1). {iso + Greek piestos, verbal adjective of piezein press hard upon, squeeze, crush + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • isopiestic —   a. isobar(ic) …   Dictionary of difficult words

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