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isobath

[ahy-suh-bath] /ˈaɪ səˌbæθ/
noun
1.
an imaginary line or one drawn on a map connecting all points of equal depth below the surface of a body of water.
2.
a similar line for indicating the depth below the surface of the earth of an aquifer or the top of the water table.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek isobathḗs of equal depth. See iso-, batho-
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  • In reality the samples are not taken along the isobath.
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isobath

/ˈaɪsəʊˌbæθ/
noun
1.
a line on a map connecting points of equal underwater depth
Derived Forms
isobathic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek isobathēs of equal depth, from iso- + bathos depth
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