Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, equality of measure.
  • adjective (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.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to isometrics.
  • adjective (Thermodynamics) lines representing in a diagram the relations of pressure and temperature in a gas, when the volume remains constant.
  • adjective See under Perspective.
  • adjective a species of orthographic projection, in which but a single plane of projection is used. It is so named from the fact that the projections of three equal lines, parallel respectively to three rectangular axes, are equal to one another. This kind of projection is principally used in delineating buildings or machinery, in which the principal lines are parallel to three rectangular axes, and the principal planes are parallel to three rectangular planes passing through the three axes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Greek īsometros, of equal measure : īso-, iso- + metron, measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek ἰσομέτρητος (isometrētos, "equal in measure"), from ἴσος (isos, "equal") + μέτρον (metron, "measure"). See also: iso- and metric.

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 4, 2006

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

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

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

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 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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  • With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible "isometric" perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal.

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

    November 8, 2007

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

    November 8, 2007