isopach

isopach
i•so•pach
[[t]ˈaɪ səˌpæk[/t]] n.
gel a line drawn on a map connecting all points of equal thickness of a particular geologic formation
Etymology: 1915–20; iso-+-pach < Gk páchos thickness i`so•pach′ous, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • isopach — noun Etymology: is + pach (from Greek pachys thick) more at pachyderm Date: circa 1918 an isoline that connects points of equal thickness of a geological stratum formation or group of formations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isopach — /uy seuh pak /, n. Geol. a line drawn on a map connecting all points of equal thickness of a particular geologic formation. [1915 20; ISO + pach < Gk páchos thickness] * * * …   Universalium

  • isopach — noun A line on a chart joining parts of a stratigraphic unit that have the same thickness; an isopachous line …   Wiktionary

  • isopach — line connecting points of equal thickness of geological strata Contour Lines …   Phrontistery dictionary

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  • isopach — iso·pach …   English syllables

  • isopach — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌpak noun ( s) Etymology: is + pach (from Greek pachys thick) more at pachy : an isogram that connects points of equal thickness of a particular geological stratum formation or group of formations …   Useful english dictionary

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  • isopachous — /uy seuh pak euhs, uy sop euh keuhs/, adj. Geol. 1. having the same thickness. 2. of or pertaining to an isopach. [1915 20; ISOPACH + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Contour line — This article is about lines of equal value in maps and diagrams. For more meanings of the word contour , see Contour (disambiguation). The bottom part of the diagram shows some contour lines with a straight line running through the location of… …   Wikipedia

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