A line on a diagram or map connecting points of equal gradient or inclination.
- When resources synergistically improve performance, combinations yielding equal benefits are represented by an isocline that is convex to the origin.
- The null isoclines give the threshold of zero growth for each of the two species, and their intersection specifies the equilibrium point.
- For example, one might assess whether the distance along a river or a topographic isocline is more biologically relevant than distance ‘as the crow flies.’
Late 19th century (denoting an isoclinal line or fold): from Greek isoklinēs 'equally balanced', from klinein 'to lean, slope'.
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