One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A line on a map connecting points at which the atmospheric pressure has changed by an equal amount during a specified time.
- ‘Thus an isallobar would join all places in an area that show a change of +2 millibars, another -1 millibars, and so on.’
Early 20th century: from iso- ‘equal’ + allo- ‘other’ + bar.
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