Definition of isocline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīsəˌklīn/


A line on a diagram or map connecting points of equal gradient or inclination.
Example sentences
  • 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.’



Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈklinik/


Late 19th century (denoting an isoclinal line or fold): from Greek isoklinēs 'equally balanced', from klinein 'to lean, slope'.

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Syllabification: i·so·cline

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