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isobar

[ ahy-suh-bahr ]SEE DEFINITION OF isobar

Synonyms for isobar

  • isobaric line
  • isopiestic line
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In most cases the 29.80-inch isobar furnishes a good limit, out to which the isobars may be traced.

WORD ORIGIN

1864, coined from Greek isos "equal" (see iso-) + baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Line connecting places with the same barometric pressure at the same time.

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