Isopiestic lines
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Contour Lines — All right, you must think I m off my rocker at last. Contour lines? This list of 60 nouns beginning with iso defines words for contour lines on maps and diagrams that connect points having some feature (climatic, geographic, etc.) in common also… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • isobars — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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