exercise or a program of exercises to strengthen specific muscles or shape the figure by pitting one muscle or part of the body against another or against an immovable object in a strong but motionless action, as by pressing the fist of one hand against the palm of the other or against a desk.
any specific exercise of this type.
isometric exercise n.
Exercise performed by the exertion of effort against a resistance that strengthens and tones the muscle without changing the length of the muscle fibers.
- Isometric joystick
hardware Any kind of joystick where the input depends on the force exerted rather than the position of the control, e.g. TrackPoint. (2003-06-26)
[ahy-suh-kawr] /ˈaɪ səˌkɔr/ noun 1. Physics.. Also, isochor. Also called isometric, isometric line. for a given substance, a curve graphing temperature against pressure, when the volume of the substance is held constant. 2. Genetics. a large stretch of DNA with a high degree of uniformity in its base pairs. [ahy-suh-me-trik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective, Also, […]
- Isometric period of cardiac cycle
isometric period of cardiac cycle n. The period in the cardiac cycle, extending from the closing of the atrioventricular valves to the opening of the semilunar valves, in which the muscle fibers do not shorten.
[ahy-suh-me-trik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective, Also, isometrical 1. of, relating to, or having equality of measure. 2. of or relating to . 3. Crystallography. noting or pertaining to that system of crystallization that is characterized by three equal axes at right angles to one another. Compare . 4. Prosody. of equal measure; made up of […]