Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements.
  • adj. Of or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
  • adj. Physiology Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
  • n. A line connecting isometric points.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions.
  • adj. Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
  • adj. Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same. See also: Wikipedia:isometric exercise
  • adj. Taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries.
  • n. A line connecting isometric points.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, equality of measure.
  • adj. Noting, or conforming to, that system of crystallization in which the three axes are of equal length and at right angles to each other; monometric; regular; cubic. Cf. Crystallization.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to isometrics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of equal measure.
  • In crystallography, pertaining to that system which is characterized by three equal axes at right angles to one another.
  • In petrography, evenly granular: as. an isometric texture in which the crystal grains are of nearly the same size.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a crystal system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
  • n. a line connecting isometric points
  • adj. related by an isometry
  • adj. of or involving muscular contraction in which tension increases while length remains constant
  • adj. having equal dimensions or measurements

Etymologies

From Greek īsometros, of equal measure : īso-, iso- + metron, measure; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἰσομέτρητος (isometrētos, "equal in measure"), from ἴσος (isos, "equal") + μέτρον (metron, "measure"). See also: iso- and metric. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This will mean that they will need to take blood pressure lowering medicines and may need to avoid certain isometric activities, like football, weight-training, and wrestling.

    Coarctation of the Aorta

  • These are called isometric exercises, and they really work if you do them.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2004

  • Angelo Siciliano immigrated to New York from Italy as a child, and after getting pounded on by Brooklyn bullies for a few years, he came up with the idea of muscle-against-muscle fitness training, now known as isometric exercise.

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  • But this is how you do kind of isometric exercises.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2007

  • So the sheer kind of isometric stress from that hurts.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

  • If the space is a so-called metric space, it is usually expected that the underlying automorphism shall at least be isometric, meaning that the transformations preserve the distance between any pair of points.

    SYMMETRY AND ASYMMETRY

  • With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible "isometric" perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal.

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  • Crystal Dynamics developers put it during a hands-on preview a few months back, offers an angled top-down "isometric" view of the action rather than an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective.

    USATODAY.com News

  • It's Bobby Bearing, an 'isometric' arcade game from 1986!

    Cult of Mac

  • Diablo III, Torchlight and their ilk are not "isometric".

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  • See eboy for lots of random, colorful, Japanese-ish isometric goodness.

    November 8, 2007

  • Not to be confused with biometric, as the UK press/political establishment seem to have been doing lately.

    November 8, 2007