isometric

[ahy-suh-me-trik]
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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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Examples from the Web for isometric

Contemporary Examples of isometric

Historical Examples of isometric

  • Crystals of usually octahedral habit in the isometric system.

    Geology

    William J. Miller

  • Isometric crystals, usually cubes with edges modified, are common.

    Geology

    William J. Miller

  • A chart—size 14x28 inches—showing in isometric perspective the mechanisms belonging in a modern boiler room.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • A new specially ruled paper to enable you to make sketches or drawings in isometric perspective without any figuring or fussing.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • Isometric projection enables one to show the length, breadth, and thickness of an object drawn to scale on the one drawing.


British Dictionary definitions for isometric

isometric

adjective Also: isometrical

having equal dimensions or measurements
physiol of or relating to muscular contraction that does not produce shortening of the muscle
(of a crystal or system of crystallization) having three mutually perpendicular equal axes
crystallog another word for cubic (def. 4)
prosody having or made up of regular feet
(of a method of projecting a drawing in three dimensions) having the three axes equally inclined and all lines drawn to scale

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
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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isometric in Medicine

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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isometric in Science

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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