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

  • noun Equality of measure.
  • noun Equality of elevation above sea level.
  • noun Mathematics A function between metric spaces which preserves distances, such as a rotation or translation in a plane.
  • noun Biology A proportional change in the size of a part or parts of an organism as the organism grows.

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  • noun mathematics A function between metric spaces (or on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their pre-images.

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  • noun equality of elevation above sea level
  • noun equality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
  • noun the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
  • noun a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points

Etymologies

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From iso- and -metry.

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