isometric

[ ahy-suh-me-trik ]
/ ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk /
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adjective Also i·so·met·ri·cal.

noun

Origin of isometric

1830–40; < Greek isometr(ía) isometry + -ic
Related formsi·so·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·i·so·met·ric, adjectiveun·i·so·met·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isometric

isometric

/ (ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪk) /

adjective Also: isometrical

noun

Also called: isometric drawing a drawing made in this way
Also called: isometric line a line on a graph showing variations of pressure with temperature at constant volume
Derived Formsisometrically, adverb

Word Origin for isometric

C19: from Greek isometria (see iso- + -metry) + -ic
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Word Origin and History for isometric

isometric


adj.

1838, literally "of the same measure," coined from Greek isos "equal" (see iso-) + metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)). Originally a method of using perspective in drawing; the physiological sense relating to muscular action is from 1891, from German isometrisch in this sense (1882).

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Medicine definitions for isometric

isometric

[ ī′sə-mĕtrĭk ]

adj.

Of or exhibiting equality in dimensions or measurements.
Of, relating to, or being a crystal system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other.
Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
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Science definitions for isometric

isometric

[ ī′sə-mĕtrĭk ]

Adjective

See cubic.
Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same.
A graph showing the relationship between two quantities, such as pressure and temperature, when a third quantity, such as volume, is held constant.
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