Definition of isthmian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪsθmɪən/
/ˈɪstmɪən/ /ˈɪsmɪən/


1Relating to an isthmus.
Example sentences
  • Under the Admiral, the class of 1897 considered ‘the naval problems arising in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico out of French interest in an isthmian canal.’
  • Butler alleged that his thin Marine units bled less to aid isthmian residents than to advance American corporations' interests.
  • Such proposals as acquiring Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, and the Danish West Indies came to nothing at the time, as did plans for an isthmian canal and a worldwide telegraphic communications network.
1.1 (Isthmian) Relating to the Isthmus of Corinth in southern Greece.
Example sentences
  • A 400-character mask inscription dating from the Mayan period appears to refute earlier claims to have translated Isthmian script.
  • The Baltimore Sun elaborates on an ongoing dispute over the decoding of Isthmian, a writing system whose linguistic base, let alone characters, are unclear.
  • Finally, Mahan advocated and strongly urged the building of what he called an Isthmian canal.
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