isometric

Line breaks: iso|met¦ric
Pronunciation: /ʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk /

Definition of isometric in English:

1Of or having equal dimensions.
Example sentences
• Mechanical activity was recorded on a polygraph via isometric transducers.
• Development of the columnals is isometric so their shapes do not change with size and age.
• The shape of an isometric animal is the same at all sizes.
2 Physiology Relating to or denoting muscular action in which tension is developed without contraction of the muscle.
Example sentences
• We did not use a tensiometer to measure the isometric power of the shoulder.
• In vivo, the diaphragm does not perform maximum isometric contractions but shortens against a submaximal load.
• Isometric tension should thus decrease because it is proportional to duty ratio.
3(In technical or architectural drawing) incorporating a method of showing projection or perspective in which the three principal dimensions are represented by three axes 120° apart.
Example sentences
• Eakins taught perspective, mechanical drawing, and isometric drawing to his students at the Pennsylvania Academy using a manual that he wrote for the purpose but never published.
• Although the stitched textiles have physical presence, their intersecting linear passages function primarily as isometric drawing.
• Type Is at the command line to quickly shift cursors for isometric drawing views.
4 Mathematics (Of a transformation) without change of shape or size.
Example sentences
• In isometric change, shape is constant at all sizes.
• The applet allows for experimentation with two other families of isometric curves.
• Codazzi also published on isometric lines, geodesic triangles and the stability of floating bodies.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek isometria 'equality of measure' (from isos 'equal' + -metria 'measuring') + -ic.

Derivatives

isometrically

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Example sentences
• The authors solve this problem for isometrically coiled shells in a very elegant manner that takes advantage of the spiral curves' inherent geometry.
• Muscle tension was recorded isometrically under a resting tension of 10 mN as reported previously.
• Squeeze your contracted muscle isometrically as you complete each rep to intensify the effort and maximize the pump.

isometry

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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈsɒmɪtri/
noun
Example sentences
• Inversion across such an arc is to be an isometry.
• However, the isometry of this band has not been quantified.
• Any isometry f is a 1-1 correspondence and, as such has an inverse f - 1, which is also an isometry.

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