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1obsolete, rare †The determination of some dimensions of a figure (such as area) from other, measured dimensions (such as lengths of radial lines) (obsolete). Also: the expression of the dimensions of parts of a human body in terms of its height. rare.
Mathematics. An isometry of a metric space to itself.
Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From auto- + -metry.
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