1 related by an isometry
2 of or involving muscular contraction in which tension increases while length remains constant [ant: isotonic]
3 having equal dimensions or measurements [syn: isometrical]
4 of a crystal system characterized by three equal axes at right angles n : a line connecting isometric points [syn: isometric line]
- Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions
- Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
- Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same
- (of a thermodynamic process) taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries
The term isometric comes from the Greek for "having equal measurement".
isometric may mean:
- Isometric projection (or “isometric perspective”), a method for the visual representation of three-dimensional objects in two dimensions; a form of orthographic projection, or more specifically, an axonometric projection.
- Isometric exercise, a form of resistance exercise in which one's muscles are used in opposition with other muscle groups, to increase strength, for bodybuilding, physical fitness, or strength training.
- Isometre, a rhythmic technique in music. See also: homorhythm.
- Isometric joystick, a computer input option.
- Isometric process, a thermodynamic process at constant volume (also isovolumetric)
- Isometry, a mathematical distance-preserving function, like congruence in geometry.
- Isometric crystal system, also called cubic crystal system.
isometric in German: Isometrisch
isometric in French: Isométrique
isometric in Dutch: Isometrisch