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isometric adj
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]

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English

Etymology

From isometros meaning equal measure from iso- equal + metron measure.

Adjective

isometric
  1. Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions
  2. Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
  3. Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same
  4. (of a thermodynamic process) taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries

Translations

Noun

  1. A line connecting isometric points.

Extensive Definition

The term isometric comes from the Greek for "having equal measurement".
isometric may mean:
isometric in German: Isometrisch
isometric in French: Isométrique
isometric in Dutch: Isometrisch

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