American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The seven holohedral forms under this system are the cube, regular octahedron, rhombic dodecahedron, tetrahexahedron, tetragonal and trigonal trisoctahedron, and hexoctahedron. The tetrahedron and pyritohedron are the most common hemihedral forms. Also called monometric, regular, tessular, cubic. See
- In petrography, evenly granular: as. an isometric texture in which the crystal grains are of nearly the same size.
- 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. physiology Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same. See also: Wikipedia:isometric exercise
- adj. physics, of a thermodynamic process Taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries.
- n. A line connecting isometric points.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, equality of measure.
- adj. (Crystallog.) 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.
- 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
- From Ancient Greek ἰσομέτρητος (isometrētos, "equal in measure"), from ἴσος (isos, "equal") + μέτρον (metron, "measure"). See also: iso- and metric. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“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.”
“These are called isometric exercises, and they really work if you do them.”
“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.”
“But this is how you do kind of isometric exercises.”
“So the sheer kind of isometric stress from that hurts.”
“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.”
“With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible "isometric" perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal.”
“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.”
“It's Bobby Bearing, an 'isometric' arcade game from 1986!”
“Diablo III, Torchlight and their ilk are not "isometric".”
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