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# Isometrics

[ahy-suh-me-trik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɛ trɪk/

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).
/ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) physical exercise involving isometric contraction of muscles
/ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪk/
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
n.

1962, American English, from isometric; also see -ics.

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).

isometrics n.
Isometric exercise.

isometric i·so·met·ric (ī’sə-mět’rĭk)

isometric
(ī’sə-mět’rĭk)

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• Isometric scale

isometric scale n. A radiopaque strip of metal calibrated in centimeters, placed between the buttocks of an individual to be x-rayed, used to measure anteroposterior diameters of the pelvis.

• Isometropia

[ahy-soh-mi-troh-pee-uh] /ˌaɪ soʊ mɪˈtroʊ pi ə/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. equality of refraction in the two eyes of an individual. /ˌaɪsəʊmɪˈtrəʊpɪə/ noun 1. (ophthalmol) equal refraction of the two eyes isometropia i·so·me·tro·pi·a (ī’sō-mĭ-trō’pē-ə) n. Equality of refraction in both eyes.

• Isometry

[ahy-som-i-tree] /aɪˈsɒm ɪ tri/ noun 1. equality of measure. 2. Biology. equal growth rates in two parts of a developing organism. 3. Geography. equality with respect to height above sea level. 4. Mathematics. a function from one metric space onto a second metric space having the property that the distance between two points in the […]

• Isomorph

[ahy-suh-mawrf] /ˈaɪ səˌmɔrf/ noun 1. an organism that is isomorphic with another or others. 2. an isomorphous substance. /ˈaɪsəʊˌmɔːf/ noun 1. a substance or organism that exhibits isomorphism isomorph i·so·morph (ī’sə-môrf’) n. An object, an organism, or a substance exhibiting isomorphism.

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