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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isothermal  \I`so*ther"mal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  isotherme.] 
  a  Relating  to  equality  of  temperature. 
  b  (Phys.  Geog.)  Having  reference  to  the  geographical 
  distribution  of  temperature,  as  exhibited  by  means  of 
  isotherms;  as  an  isothermal  line  an  isothermal  chart. 
 
  {Isothermal  line}. 
  a  An  isotherm. 
  b  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. 
 
  {Isothermal  zones},  spaces  on  opposite  sides  of  the  equator 
  having  the  same  mean  temperature,  and  bounded  by 
  corresponding  isothermal  lines. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  isothermal 
  adj  :  of  a  process  or  change  taking  place  at  constant  temperature 




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