Isometric



[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 regular feet.
5.
Drafting. designating a method of projection (isometric projection) in which a three-dimensional object is represented by a drawing (i·somet·ric draw·ing) having the horizontal edges of the object drawn usually at a 30° angle and all verticals projected perpendicularly from a horizontal base, all lines being drawn to scale.
Compare .
noun
6.
isometrics, (def 1).
7.
an isometric drawing.
8.
Also called isometric line. Physics. (def 1).
/ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
1.
having equal dimensions or measurements
2.
(physiol) of or relating to muscular contraction that does not produce shortening of the muscle
3.
(of a crystal or system of crystallization) having three mutually perpendicular equal axes
4.
(crystallog) another word for cubic (sense 4)
5.
(prosody) having or made up of regular feet
6.
(of a method of projecting a drawing in three dimensions) having the three axes equally inclined and all lines drawn to scale
noun
7.
Also called isometric drawing. a drawing made in this way
8.
Also called isometric line. a line on a graph showing variations of pressure with temperature at constant volume
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).

isometric i·so·met·ric (ī’sə-mět’rĭk)
adj.

isometric
(ī’sə-mět’rĭk)
Adjective

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