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(Physical Geography) a line on a map connecting places registering the same amount or ratio of some geographical or meteorological phenomenon or phenomena. Also called: isogram or isoline
[C20: from Greek isoplēthēs equal in number, from iso- + plēthos multitude, great number]
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a line drawn on a map through all points having the same numerical value, as of a population figure or geographic measurement.
[1905–10; < German Isoplethe (1877) < Greek isoplēthḗs equal in number]
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|Noun||1.||isopleth - a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable|
isobar - (meteorology)an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time
isochrone - an isogram connecting points at which something occurs or arrives at the same time
isohel - an isogram connecting points receiving equal amounts of sunshine
isotherm - (meteorology) an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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